20-year-old arrested for raping two-year-old

 

A 20-year-old man is currently the suspect in a rape case involving his two-year-old niece who went missing yesterday in Outjo.

The police reported that the man took the toddler and two other children to a shop to buy sweets, however the two-year-old never returned home.

The child was discovered in the bushes close to Outjo municipality the following day when her family decided to conduct their own search.

The suspect was also found covered in blood near a family home, in Soweto location at the town.

The man was hauled in for questioning.

A medical report confirmed sexual assault of the child, however, she is in a stable condition and recovering in hospital.

The suspect will make his first court appearance in the Outjo Magistrates' court while police investigations continue.