68-year-old man, arrested on Friday after he allegedly repeatedly committed immoral sexual acts with his eight-year-old daughter

A 68-year-old man, and not 70 as reported earlier, arrested on Friday after he allegedly repeatedly committed immoral sexual acts with his eight-year-old daughter, made his first appearance at the Rehoboth Magistrate's Court yesterday.

The pensioner, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his minor daughter, appeared before Magistrate Kandiwapa Nangombe on a charge of rape read with the provisions of the Combating of Rape Act, Act 8 of 2000, where he was denied bail and the matter postponed due to an outstanding social worker's report.

The matter was postponed to tomorrow for bail application.

The charge sheet said the rape allegedly happened between 2017 and January this year in Rehoboth and not 2015 as earlier reported.

It is alleged that the accused, repeatedly sexually molested his eight-year-old daughter by inserting his finger into her vagina at their residence in Rehoboth's Block B location since 2017.

Source: Namibia Press Agency