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A father was arrested for using his daughter as sex slave after her mother died.
The 42-year-old man of Ekurhuleni, South Africa, is accused of raping his teenage daughter every day until he got her pregnant.
The father then took his 16-year-old daughter to have an abortion. The girl told police that her father threatened to hurt her if she told anyone about the sexual abuse.
The girl eventually confided in her classmate about the horrible abuse that she suffered at home.
The friend approached a teacher, who then reported the matter to the principal.
The principal called the father for a meeting at the school, and when he arrived, the police arrested him.
The father was charged with organizing an illegal abortion. The girl was taken away from her father and placed in a safe environment, police said.
“We commend the principal and teacher. What happened to the girl is unacceptable and the law will take its course. We appeal to other girls in the same situation to tell someone and not to suffer in silence."
Springs police spokesman Captain Johannes Ramphora praised the school for the way they handled the situation and said: “What happened to the girl is unacceptable and the law will continue its course, and we appeal to other girls in the same situation to tell someone and not suffer in silence.”