A mother and father who “did nothing” as their daughters were sexually abused and raped – in return for money – were found guilty on several charges in the Pretoria Regional Court on Monday.
The couple who earlier pleaded not guilty to more than 20 charges of indecent assault, being accomplices to indecent assault and rape, as well as child abuse and neglect, had their bail revoked on Monday and will remain in custody until their fate is disclosed in the new year. They had been granted bail of R3 000 in 2009.
The mother shook her head on several occasions as magistrate Mariette Louw recounted the evidence as presented to the court throughout their trial.
The statement read by Louw said the couple, whose last address was in Mountain View, used their two daughters – then aged five and three years – as sex slaves between the period of December 2005 and December 2007. The siblings were removed from the care of their parents in December 2007 due to neglect.