Interview With Child Molester
This interview was conducted after a 40 years old man sexually harassed a 10 years old girl. Note that it was conducted in Sepedi and translated into English. The incident took place in Mahube mall, Mamelodi East. I was at the bank and saw about four security guards including SPF dragging a man into Mams FM studio. I followed them, asked what happened, I got the story and interviewed the man…
Some answers he gave didn’t make sense at all..you will be surprised.
Have you sexually assaulted anyone before?
No, I’ve never done it before is my first time to do it here
When you say “first time to do it here” does that mean you have done it somewhere else before?
No is my time…
Do you have any reason why you did what you did to the girl?
It was just an accident, I didn’t mean to do it.
You didn’t mean to touch her, you were passing by then what happened?
I was going to pay for my account in rail way.
The parents of the daughter and her uncle were outside Pep at the time, so how did you manage to pass near them?
I paid my account and wanted to go to Pick’n Pay to buy food, that’s when it happened. Is not something … I got shocked when people took this seriously because I was playing with the girl and passing by, got to the shop and buying food. They were with her when it happened and I really want to apologise it won’t happen again. I will just come to the mall, pay the bills and you see what I mean.
I have been told that you denied the fact that you touched the girl’s bottom is that true?
No I was just greeting and I get it that they didn’t like how I did it, so that’s how it is, at the moment there is nothing I can do, as we standing, you understand…
So you couldn’t talk to the parents or apologise to them?
I’m one person who likes playing you see…
Why didn’t you tell them before the police were called or get’s this far?
No let me tell you what happened, after that, the guy (father) came and followed me to the shop, I was shocked when people approached me and I was supposed to pay my food and leave the shop and told me what I did, what was terrible and scared me is that the uncle beat me up and fought me and it happened when there were there. I apologise.
Do the parents know how guilty or sorry you are?
No the parents were there and I have asked for forgiveness and that it will never happen again, I made a mistake I’m a human being, I’m so sorry… I came here for what I came for and anyone can play we kids, people differ.
Do you have any children or a wife?
No I don’t have children nor a wife I only have a girlfriend, I ‘m not yet married.
Tell me how you would feel if the other men did the same thing to your child, would you be ok with it?
Yes, Becuase I and the wife will be present and is not a bad thing. I won’t feel terrible. I was just passing by greeting the girl, maybe I offended them you understand.
You just passed by and greeted her? Do you know the girl?
Yes I just greeted her, no Idon’t know her I was just being friendly and they accused me of touching her bottom. I’m really sorry it won’t happen again. Please forgive me it won’t happen again.
by: Fortunate Machaba