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Police seek accused in two sex assault cases with girls

LUDWIG Goliath, 36, is being sought by police in connection with two sexual assault cases involving minor children. | SAPS

LUDWIG Goliath, 36, is being sought by police in connection with two sexual assault cases involving minor children. | SAPS

Published Jun 1, 2021

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POLICE have appealed to the public to come forward with information on the whereabouts of 36-year-old Ludwig Goliath from Ravensmead, who is wanted in connection with two sexual assault cases involving minors.

Police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi said that on February 23 last year, one of the complainants was standing outside smoking when his 11-year-old informed him that Goliath touched her private parts from the back.

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Goliath was arrested four days later at his home in Ravensmead, went to Bellville Court, and then transferred to Parow Sexual Offences Regional Court until November 2020.

He failed to show up in court for his trial hearing, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.

“On the 24th of February last year, at 7am, the complainant was at home when her aunt’s daughter-in-law confronted her, saying that her 9-year-old daughter did not respond when the pastor called her. Her daughter-in-law informed her that there seemed to be something wrong with her.

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“The complainant spoke to her and she informed her mother that while she was sleeping in the house the suspect took off the panty that she was wearing,” said Swartbooi.

He then allegedly started touching the child’s private parts.

“She woke up, left the room and went to sleep upstairs,” said Swartbooi.

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Chairperson of the Cape Flats Safety Forum Abie Isaacs said: “We urge communities to please speak out so that the suspect can be brought to justice. Rape and sexual offences are one of the most serious crimes that we must speak out against and condemn.”

Anyone with information can contact Sergeant Christelle Frieslaar on 084 755 5208 or 082 522 1040, or Sergeant Nomathemba Jokazi on 084 498 0696 or 082 522 1040. Information can also be anonymously shared via Crime stop on 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line 32211.

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