Samedupi Rape Suspect Granted Bail


A 41-year-old man of Somelo settlement who has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl was on Tuesday granted bail by Maun Magistrate Chandapiwa Molefi.

The accused person who is charged with a single count of rape is said to have on the 6th April 2024 near Samedupi settlement had canal knowledge of the victim without her consent.

The accused person was granted conditional bail by Molefi on Tuesday on condition that he brings two sureties who will both bind themselves with P1000.The accused person was ordered to report himself to Mochudi Police station where he stays every week.

Molefi further ordered the accused person to ensure that he appears in court when needed to do so. She further ordered the accused person to refrain from involvement in any criminal matters while out on bail.

According to court documents, on that day, the complainant was at her place of residence in Samedupi when she was invited inside the house by the accused person. It is said that the accused person was sitting on the bed and allegedly requested the victim to sit next to him.

The victim did as requested, after which the accused played porn on his phone which he watched with the victim. It is alleged that he then stood in front of the victim, undressed her and pulled down his trousers before proceeding to rape her using a condom.

A family member reportedly walked in as the accused was still in the act, who then reported the matter to the police.

The accused person will appear for status update on the 3rd June 2024.


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