Kutlwano Police Station Commander, Superintendent Motsholathebe Mothibi expressed concern over the increase of defilement cases in his policing area.
In an interview he said that the locations that include Block I, II, IV, VII and Somerset East and West were the worst hit due to the poverty in those areas.
Although he could not confirm suggestions that in three quarters of the cases reported the victims tested HIV positive, Supt Mothibi admitted the possibility was worrying.
“This is uncalled for and unhealthy if we are to reduce the spread of HIV in the country,” said the police boss.
He said he was concerned that the perpetrators were not facing the full wrath of the law, and that the victims guardians and close relatives supposed to protect them from such abuse, did
not come forward to give evidence against the abusers.
Supt Mothibi urged the public to report defilement cases to police and other relevant authorities regardless of the circumstances.