On Tuesday, the identity of the alleged Dros rapist was made public after he appeared in court on charges of sexual assault and drug possession.
Nicholas Ninow appeared in Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning, however, his case has been postponed pending further investigation.
The 20-year-old stands accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old little girl at Dros on the 22nd of September. The media refrained from making his identity public until his first court appearance.
So, Briefly.co.za decided to gather the little known facts about the accused. Here is four facts about Ninow.
1. He matriculated in 2016
According to an alleged social media post he wrote, Ninow graduated from high school two-years-ago.
News24 reported the post read, "I will be finished with matric by 10 November. My subjects are Business Studies, Geography and Tourism ... I am very interested in business and love to work with small children.”
2. Ninow has a fiancee and baby on the way
According to reports, Ninow has a 19-year-old fiancee who is allegedly six months pregnant with their child.
One of Ninow's friends, who is also his co-worker, said he has not spoken to the couple since the incident, neither does he want to. However, he added he thinks the engagement has been ended.
3. At one point he found Christianity
A former friend of Ninow said he became a Christian at one point, but his faith was short lived, and soon stories of drug abuse surfaced again.
“He said he had found the Lord, but then he would land up back in a fight, or one heard stories about drugs again," the friend said.
4. His friend and colleagues could not believe the stories
According to his friends and co-workers, the Ninow they knew was far from the monster who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl.
One of his colleagues said, “we did not expect anything like this at all. On the contrary, he has always received compliments from customers. The Nicholas who worked with us is 360 degrees removed from this monster now being depicted here.”
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