Rehoboth pensioner denied bail for alleged molestation of daughter

A 68-year-old man and not 70 as reported earlier, arrested on Friday after he allegedly committed an immoral sexual act with his eight-year-old daughter between made his first appearance at Rehoboth's Magistrates Court on Monday.

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. He was denied bail and the matter was postponed due to an outstanding social worker report.

The matter was postponed to Wednesday 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 father of 68-years, 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.

The accused was charged with the same offense in 2015 but was withdrawn because of no evidence.

Public Prosecutor Rosalia Aihuki, represented the State in the matter, while the accused was represented by Christopher Stanley of Stanley Law Chambers.

The accused is detained at the Rehoboth Police holding cells.

Source: Namibia Press Agency