A young teen boy of age 14 has been accused of raping two young girls in Pietermaritzburg. The young boy name not revealed was alleged to have sexually assaulted the two young girls aged one and five.

Speaking about the alleged rape the police said the can’t arrest the 14-year-old but he is processed under the charges of rape.

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The teen has been placed in the care of a family member while a social worker assesses him.

The police’s Thembeka Mbele: “We can’t arrest the 14-year-old but he is processed under the charges of rape and that means it is also the social workers are called in. Once the process is done, and the decision is taken by courts whether that person is arrested or what we do, but that directive comes from the court.”