Free State man in court over 14-year-old niece’s pregnancy

Posted on June 10, 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

A 52-year-old man from Allanridge, Free State, is expected to appear at the Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he was arrested in connection with his 14-year-old niece being pregnant.

According to Police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng, the child arrived home on Friday and informed her mother that her teacher had told her that she’s pregnant.

Thakeng says the mother bought a pregnancy test and also decided to take the child to the local clinic where the pregnancy was confirmed.

When asked who was responsible for the pregnancy, she told her mother that it’s her uncle.

A case of statutory rape has been registered.