A foreign national, 37, has been arrested and is currently facing abduction and rape charges for allegedly kidnapping and turning a 12-year-old girl into his sex slave in Pretoria, South Africa. She was reported missing from her home in Mamelodi in early September, According to Sunnyside Police spokesperson, Captain Daniel Mavimbela.
Mavimbela says, "the girl left home to meet with friends at a recreational park just outside Silverton and she came across an unknown girl, who subsequently led her to a flat in Sunnyside, east of Pretoria, where they both spend the night together," according to report.
When the 12-year-old woke up the following morning, unknown girl was nowhere to be found but only saw the man seated on the bed.
Police was told that, "from that point on the 37-year-old man allegedly kept the young girl as his sex slave and raped her repeatedly. It is believed that during the same period, the man attempted to groom the victim into prostitution."
The girl who was apparently beaten for failing to attract motorists to engage in sexual relations with her was rescued after being spotted by passersby on Thursday when she tried to escape from the flat.
Meanwhile, the man was not present at that time and is said to have appeared on the scene. He unwillingly agreed to release the girl shortly thereafter," said Mavimbela.
"The man was arrested yesterday and the police’s family violence, child protection and sexual offence unit continues investigation. Man to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday, December 5th.