A blind 53-year-old shopkeeper is now in police custody after he was accused of getting a 14-year-old girl pregnant.
It is further alleged that the man was in a sexual relationship with the minor since she was 12 years old.
Sources disclosed to THE STAR that the man was linked with the youngster since February 2007. It is alleged that after the young girl's first sexual encounter, she was given a bag juice and $150.
four times each month
The allegations are that the blind man, who is also the father of a five-year-old girl, had sex with the teen at least four times each month. Information states that a condom was never used.
THE STAR learnt that the teen's mother became suspicious about her daughter's activities after observing changes in her bodily structure. She subsequently gave her daughter a pregnancy test and discovered that the child was pregnant.
It is further alleged that after hearing of the rumoured involvement of her daughter and the old man, the enraged mother confronted the accused who operates a shop from his house.
During the confrontation, it is alleged that the elderly man came outside wildly swinging his machete and the child's mother had to run for her life.
A report was made to the police about the situation and the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse apprehended the accused man and slapped him with carnal abuse charges.
The man is set to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on August 12.
Investigators declined to give any comments on the case when their offices were contacted, stating the accused was currently being interviewed.