Minor Tells of Escape After Rape in Mauna

JUBA, South Sudan,

A UN photo showing South Sudanese women fleeing a town in Upper Nile State(Photo: UNMISS)
A UN photo showing South Sudanese women fleeing a town in Upper Nile State(Photo: UNMISS)

Oct 2nd, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– A young girl has told how she fought off an alleged rapist as he dragged her to a canal where he threatened to kill her and dump her naked body.

To protect the victom and her family, Nyamilepedia will not publish minor’s name and her family members until when officially granted the consent to do so.

The 16-year-old managed to escape from her attacker, running home in the pouring rain in nothing but her thin half dress.

On Monday, the girl opened up about her harrowing ordeal for the first time since the attack in June, telling Nyamilepedia Press she knew that if she didn’t fight her attacker, she’d be dead.

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The teen, who lives in Mauna residential area, said she was walking to her grandmother’s house in Mauna – Rock City road when her alleged rapist whom she only knew as a taxi conductor, approached her.

“I came home from the pool club but there was no one at home and I decided I was going to walk to my grandmother and it was already after 8:15pm,” she explained.

She said the man walked with her, although she “didn’t know him”. However, in Mauna – Jebel Road he suddenly “attacked” her.

“He dragged me to the water channel and as he was pulling me, I was beating him in the face,” she said with tears in her eyes.

“He pulled off my panty and began raping me from the back and front. He said when he was done raping me; he was going to dump my body in the water channel. But I told myself, I cannot stop fighting because I can’t let him finish me.”

Her desperate screams were heard by a passer-by who stopped but couldn’t make out what was going on in the dark.

She said her attacker “stopped”, and that was enough for her to escape.

“When he knelt down, pulling half his pants, I kicked him in the face. I grabbed my panty and my pants and ran to my grandmother’s home.”

The child’s aunt said they were horrified when the hysterical child arrived home “naked and bruised”.

“She kept saying he raped me’. She was naked and only dressed in her pink up dress,” the aunt said. The family is now praying for the rape accused to be jailed “forever”.

Her alleged rapist has been arrested by the police, Nyamilepedia Press unable to get comment from the accused who is under Munuki Police station’s custody.

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