Attempted rape of 5YO averted by quick-thinking parents in Verulam

ER Services attend to the minor child. mage Source: RUSA Facebook

DURBAN: The search is on for a suspect who abducted a 5-yo child and attempted to rape her in Trenance Park, Verulam last night, 14 November.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Operations Center received a distress call around 20:13 PM where an incident of a child screaming in a bush, was reported. Reaction Officers dispatched swiftly to the scene found the child safe with her family.

Early investigation reports state that the child was playing in her yard when the abduction took place. It is alleged that the unknown suspect took her into a bush while another child ran to the kidnapped girls parents and informed them of what she had seen happen.

Search for child begins

The family began to immediately search for the child who was soon located half-naked in a bush along Madrona Drive. The only information the child could provide at time of discovery was that the suspect was dressed in a white shorts and a black jacket.

It is understood that the suspect attempted to rape her when he was disturbed by the search party. Reaction Officers conducted an extensive search for the suspect however no arrests were made.

Source: Reaction Unit South Africa

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