Couple nabbed for child abuse and assault

EASTERN CAPE – A couple aged between 30 and 39 were arrested at Nkululekweni Township at Komani on Sunday evening following allegations of Child abuse and assault.

According to the information, a 12-year-old boy was playing together with his friend on Saturday afternoon when he allegedly relieved himself in front of the gate of the suspects’ house. The report further suggests that whilst he was busy relieving himself, the couple came out and assaulted the child whilst forcing him to feed on his own faeces.

Members of the community called the police and both suspects were subsequently arrested. They are expected to appear before the Queenstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 09 June 2021 on charges relating to assault and child abuse.

The suspects remain in custody, pending their appearance in court.

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