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Woman faces charges of sexual assault

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Relebohile Makhetha

Lerato Maretšepile Modamane, a 42-year-old resident of Ha Bua-Sono, appeared in court on Wednesday facing charges under Section 3(1) and (2), as well as Section 32, of the Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2003.

The alleged incident occurred on February 15 this year near Borokhoaneng, in Maseru, where Lerato is accused of committing an unlawful sexual act by inserting an object into the vagina of Puseletso Matekane without her consent.

Lerato was granted bail in the amount of M600.00 and is scheduled to reappear in court on June 18. Magistrate Rantšo presided over the case, with prosecution handled by advocate Rabale.

In a separate case, Lehlohonolo Shea, 27, and Ithabeleng Tankiso Motemekoane were charged with aggravated assault under Section 31(1) and (2)(a), read with Section 109 of the Penal Code Act No. 6 of 2010.

Shea stands accused of stabbing Thakanyane Tlapane under the chin and in the throat with a knife on June 1 near Ha-Mokhitli, Roma, with the alleged intent to cause serious bodily injury or permanent physical disability.

Due to the critical condition of the complainant, Prosecutor Sekoati Hlophe argued against granting bail, invoking the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act. Consequently, Shea was denied bail and will remain in custody until his next court appearance on June 18. Magistrate Nkhethoa Molapo presided over this case, with prosecution handled by advocate Sekoati Hlophe.

Furthermore, Ithabeleng Motemekoane was charged with assaulting Tlaleng Phihlela on May 18 by beating her with a broken bottle and a stick. Motemekoane was granted bail in the amount of M1000.00 and is also scheduled to appear in court on June 18.

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