Orphan, 14, abducted, turned into sex slave – Lesotho Times


Date: September 7, 2012
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Name of article: Orphan, 14, abducted, turned into sex slave

Name of journalist: Mantoetsi Maama

Name of publication: Lesotho Times

Date: 16-22 August 2012

Country: Lesotho

Theme: gender violence,

Skills: Language

Genre: News

GEM Classification: Gender aware

Description: MASERU-A 32 year-old Mohale’s Hoek man is in police custody after allegedly abducting an orphan and turning her into sex slave for four months. Police say the girl, aged 14, was passing near the man’s house in April when he grabbed and pulled her to his house. The girl was also staying alone at her home after her parent’s deaths. The victim and the suspect are neighbours.The suspect’s parents have also died and his siblings are said to be staying in South Africa. For these four months, no body reported her missing to the police. Police’s spokesperson inspector Masupha Masupha says the girl was locked inside a rented house and was not allowed to go outside.

 

 

 


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