74-year-old pensioner arrested for kissing and touching minor private parts at Tickyline village

CRIME

By Agreement Mabunda

TICKYLINE-The Police in Maake have arrested a 74-year-old male suspect for sexually assaulting a minor girl on Monday, 06 November 2023.

The incident took place at Tickyline village outside Tzaneen in Mopani District.

It is alleged that the victim, a 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted by a known 74-year-old male suspect while she was walking on the street at about 17:05 from the nearby shop after being sent by her mother at Tickyline village.

According to reports,  the suspect was forced to kiss the victim and touch her breasts and private parts.

Members of Tzaneen Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit have successfully tracked and traced the suspect and arrested him on Saturday, 11 November 2023 for a case of sexual assault.

The suspect is expected to appear before Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 13 November 2023

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