A Grahamstown teenage girl’s father allegedly kidnapped her, beat her and repeatedly raped her last year after being released on bail while facing charges for beating and raping her, according to a report this morning.
The Herald reported that the man, 43, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughter, had appeared in the Grahamstown High Court on Friday for apparently having beaten his daughter, now sixteen, so severely in June last year, that she had to miss a week of school.
The girl was living with him in Grahamstown, while her brother stayed with their mother and her partner on a farm 20km away.
Three months later, in September last year, her father beat her again and then raped her.
The girl reported it and man was subsequently arrested but was released on bail in October last year.
He then allegedly abducted his own daughter and repeatedly beat and raped her over a period of three days.
He is facing charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, rape and kidnapping.
He has admitted to assault but denied raping or kidnapping his daughter.
DNA tests conducted after the first rape incident in September, which was presented to the court, show that evidence taken matches his DNA profile.
The case resumes on September 20th for judgment.