Charges dropped on alleged Kenton child rapists

CONCERNED AND FURIOUS: Eastern Cape MEC for Social Development, Nomadewuka Nancy Sihlwayi with Kenton activist Petros Majola, protested outside the Kenton Magistrate’s Court in December last year, concerned that bail had been granted to one of two elderly men accused of the rape of two underage girls from the Ekuphumleni Township Picture: ROB KNOWLES

Two men accused of raping children now have to rebuild their lives

CHARGES against two elderly white men from Kenton-on-Sea relating to child rape and molestation were dropped this week, but the men may never recover from the stigma of being accused of such a heinous crime.

The two men, one in his 60s and the other over 80 years of age, were separately charged after evidence was presented to the police by two underage black girls from Ekuphumleni township who reported they had been sexually molested and raped by each of the men at their respective homes. The incidents were alleged to have occurred between December 2015 and June 2016.

From the outset the allegations led to mass demonstrations outside the Kenton Magistrate’s Court each time the men appeared to request bail.

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