Woman reportedly sends 11-year-old daughter to visit elderly man to be rapedBy Mason White 7:07 AM August 22, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A mother pimped her young daughter out to an elderly man.
A concerned neighbor, who saw the child visiting the lonely older man, became suspicious.
The neighbor followed the 11-year-old girl to the man’s home and witnessed the 57-year-old sexually abusing the girl.
The woman of Eastern Cape, South Africa, was surprised to find the man raping the girl, and she called police.
The child told police that her mother had been sending her to sleep with the man in exchange for money. The girl claimed to know exactly when she was supposed to visit the man, and she did so routinely.
The girl’s mother, 45, is unemployed, and she does not see anything wrong with her actions.
“She did not seem sorry for what she did to her daughter,” a police spokesperson said. “When asked why she was doing this, the mother said she and her daughter could not sleep hungry.”
The 57-year-old man was arrested, and he faces charges of rape of a minor and violation of child rights. Residents vowed to oppose bail and to march in protest when he makes his next court appearance.
The mother was also arrested and charged. The child was removed from the custody of her mother and is receiving counseling, according to Warrant Officer Namhla Mdleleni.