Car wash operator pleads guilty to defilement


FRANCISTOWN: A 21-year-old man of Block 1 area readily admitted that he defiled a 13-year-old girl when he was arraigned in court on Monday.

Olateleng Taunyane – who works at a car wash – reportedly committed the offence on September 6, 2021, in the same area.

Taunyane pleaded guilty before Senior Magistrate Thapelo Buang after prosecutor Olga Khumoetsile made an application for a plea in the matter to be taken.

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