9-year-old raped & set on fire in most horrific news today

rape childA nine-year-old girl from Cape Town, South Africa is lucky to be alive today after she was viciously sexually assaulted and set on fire this weekend. The unidenitified child was walking from her mother's place to her father's home when she was sexually assaulted by a random man.

To make matters worse, the disgusting assailant set her on fire and left her on the side of the road. Luckily for her, she was found the next morning and rushed to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.


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The child's 27-year-old attacker was caught quickly because the girl was able to remember what he looked like. When he was found he was wearing bloody pants and a burned T-shirt and people in the area were holding him until police arrived to arrest him.

As more and more people learned of his offense, the more they showed up outraged and attempting to kill him. The community gathered around the courthouse when the man had to appear before a judge. The child, who remains in critical but stable condition, was not present during the case. The people who showed up were there to support the child's family as her attack disturbed and upset those living in the area.

I can't blame these people for flipping out the way they did. If this little girl hadn't been assaulted, it easily could have been one of their kids. I think it's great that this community is so united and was rooting for giving this man the worst punishment possible. Although I don't think killing him would have been the solution. Instead, I think he deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life for having harmed this poor child. My thoughts are with her as I hope she goes through a speedy recovery.

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Topics: arrest  assault  trial  rape  child abuse