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Dros rape: Nicholas Ninow to hear his fate

16 Sep 2019, 16:10 GMT+10

Nicholas Ninow, who pleaded guilty to rape, is expected to hear his fate on Monday when the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria makes a pronouncement on the charges he faced.

Ninow, who admitted to raping a seven-year-old girl in a Dros restaurant's bathroom in Pretoria in 2018, has also pleaded guilty to defeating the ends of justice and possession of an illegal substance.

He pleaded not guilty to assault, while a kidnapping charge was withdrawn by the State when the trial started last week.

Judge Mokhine Mosopa is expected to hand down his verdict on the charges.

She testified that Ninow came out of the toilet and ran to the men's bathroom. She then retrieved her child and handed her over to someone before running back to confront Ninow.

"Then I found him cleaning himself with my child's clothes."

According to the mother, Ninow also told them not to disturb him as they tried to force the toilet stall open. The victim also called out for her mother, saying "help me mommy".

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