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gavel thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the prosecutor in the case of a Bronkhorstspruit man accused of sexually assaulting his parent's domestic worker and then forcing her to perform sexual acts on his dogs argued on Tuesday that he was trying to be declared mentally challenged to avoid prosecution.  

Prosecutor Solly Ledallo opposed an application by the accused's family who wanted the court to send the accused to Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital for observation, which could influence his criminal case.  Police arrested the accused late last year for alleged crimes that attracted protest action from angry EFF and ANC members.  According to the charge sheet, the suspect first held the woman against her will in a room on 23 October and damaged her cellphone.  He then forced her to perform a sexual act on him before raping her.  The accused also allegedly instructed the woman to have sex with the pet dogs.  The accused faces 10 counts which could all be scrapped should he be declared mentally unstable.  The prosecutor advised that the accused had already been seen by a psychiatrist, who, after observing him, wrote a professional medical report indicating that he was not insane.  The case was postponed to 15 February for the psychiatrist to give testimony about the accused’s metal state.

  • Read this report by James Mahlokwane in full at Pretoria News
  • See too, Ouers ‘weet ek het seks met huiswerker’, at Netwerk24

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