UPDATE: Pta sex slave keeper back in court

A 37 year old man is charged for allegedly using a 12-year-old girl as a sex slave for two months.

A Nigerian man accused of turning a young girl into a sex slave is expected in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court today.

The 37-year-old is facing charges of human trafficking, kidnapping and rape, and has been in police custody since his bail was denied in December.

Sunnyside police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela said the 12-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted by the man was reported missing from her home in Mamelodi in early September.

“According to reports, the grade 7 learner left home to meet friends at a recreational park just outside Silverton,” said Mavimbela.

An unknown girl is said to have led the minor to a flat in Sunnyside, east of Pretoria, where they spent the night.

Mavimbela said when the minor woke up in the morning, a man sat on the bed.

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There was no sign of the unknown girl.

“From that point on, the man allegedly kept the young girl as his sex slave and raped her repeatedly,” he said.

“It is believed that during the same period, the man attempted to groom the victim into prostitution.”

The girl was also apparently beaten for failing to attract motorists to engage in sexual relations with her, according to police.

She was gained her freedom when she was identified as the missing girl by a passer-by.

“Though the man was not present at that time, he is said to have appeared on the scene. He unwillingly agreed to release the girl shortly thereafter,” said Mavimbela.

The man was arrested in December after the matter was reported to the local police.

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