43-year-old man arrested for allegedly molesting two girls at a toilet in a mosque

A 43-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly molesting two girls at a toilet in a mosque in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal. The man was arrested by the police after a mob of angry residents allegedly beat him up.

The incident happened on Friday at a place which popularly known as Chubby’s Garage in Verulam. Prem Balram, the spokesperson of Reaction Unit South Africa, said the suspect tried to buy the kids silence by offering them money after molesting them.

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“Members arrived at the Verulam Mosque at about 19:00 where the crowd between 60 and 80 people were found assaulting the suspect. Both of the children were on the scene and told Reaction Officers that they were playing in their yard next to the mosque when the suspect called them,” said Balram.

It is alleged that the six and five-year-old girls followed the suspect to the toilet at the mosque, he removed the little girls’ pants and began to sexually assault them. The suspect allegedly gave the six-year-old child R20 and gave the five-year old R12 before he told the little girls to go home.

The six-year-old child informed her mother about what had hppened, and her mother gathered community members before the man was confronted. The suspect allegedly confessed to molesting the two girls before he was assaulted.

It is reported that the suspect arrived in Verulam two years ago coming from Johannesburg. The man struggled to find employment and owners of the mosque allowed him to stay there provided he did odd jobs for them.

Source: The Citizen, The South African, image from the Citizen of Reaction Unit South Africa  

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