Man arrested in Oudtshoorn for assault of 1-year-old

A 31-year-old man was arrested in Oudtshoorn, on Boxing Day, on a charge of assault with the intent to commit grievous bodily harm and child abuse.

According to Southern Cape police, it is alleged that the suspect assaulted his one-year-old boy on Christmas Eve at Heideblom Lane, Bridgeton in Oudtshoorn.

The accused made his first court appearance on 28 December 2022 on the mentioned charge. The case was postponed to 04 January 2022 for further investigation. He was remanded in custody.

‘’A video of the incident has been shared on various social media platforms. The public is also urged to refrain from circulating the video in the interest to protect the identity of the victim,’’ said Sergeant Christopher Spies.

Western Cape police management warned those who threatens the safety of children that they will face the full might of the law once arrested.


Done By: Mitchum George


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