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Pretoria - The trial of the 42-year-old Soshanguve father who confessed to having repeatedly raped his daughter will start in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Captain Mathews Nkoadi said that as the father had already confessed to the crime and not made a request for bail, the matter was on Monday postponed for trial to commence immediately.

The father was apprehended after a neighbour tipped off police on suspicion that a girl was possibly being abused in Extension 14.

“The neighbour said the girl had been acting strangely and was often isolated, and when she approached the child, she grew more suspicious and reported the matter to the police,” said Nkoadi.

He said scratch marks were found on the girl’s back by officers on call, and she was taken to a clinic, where a medical practitioner confirmed the girl had indeed been repeatedly raped and assaulted.

On further enquiries, the girl informed police that she had been raped by her father, who was present in the house.

The scratch marks were allegedly a result of assault when she refused his advances.

Pretoria News