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Kuruman - A man was arrested after a four-year-old girl was raped in Tsineng village near Kuruman, Northern Cape police said on Thursday.

The 42-year-old was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon, Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana said in a statement.

The girl was raped when she entered a man's house after he offered her biscuits, Tawana said.

The four-year-old reported the crime to her grandmother. The man would appear in the Mothibistad Magistrate's Court on Friday.