The two suspects arrested by the Hawks for alleged abduction, rape, sexual exploitation and trafficking of a 17-year-old Lichtenburg girl remain behind bars.
It is alleged the two suspects, Natasha Moncho (22) and Mpho Sebati (20), abducted the girl at a hiking spot at Lichtenburg and was forced into prostitution, drugs and alcohol consumption.
Hawks spokesperson, Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso, said they were tipped off and immediately went to the suspected house unannounced and arrested the two suspects.
“The young girl was found inside the house which is alleged to be a prostitution den. The young girl was rescued and taken to a place of safety.”
On Wednesday, Moncho and Sebati appeared briefly at the Lichtenburg Magistrate Court and they were remanded in custody until their next appearance on 27 June 2018, pending further investigation.
The Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations, Major General Linda Mbana, has urged the community not to turn a blind eye on situations such as these as reporting these kinds of crimes could potentially save a life. – SAnews.gov.za