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Durban - Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for rape after two of his young victims pointed him out as the man who attacked them.

Last week, two cases of rape were registered at the Inchanga police station after the children, aged 10 and 6, claimed that they were raped by the same man. The case was then handed over to the Pinetown Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) on Thursday.

KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele said the 10-year-old boy was walking from a local tuckshop when the man allegedly stopped him and asked for directions to a nearby church. At the time, the man was driving a marked company vehicle.

“The child got into the truck with the man and they drove in the direction of the church but the man continued driving and arrived at a deserted area where he allegedly raped the boy. He then drove back to the area where he picked up the boy,” she said.

Mbele said the man then allegedly went to a house where two children were playing.

“He took the six-year-old girl and raped her,” Mbele said.

She said both children described the same man to the police as the person who had violated them.

“Preliminary investigations led the police to a company in Hammarsdale where they got all the details of the person who was driving that particular company car on that day. He was subsequently arrested. The man is due to appear in court on September 17.

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