- The young man accused of raping a 7-year-old, Nicholas Ninow, will be sent for mental evaluation
- According to Ninow's lawyer, his family has a history of mental illness
- Ninow allegedly suffers from depression and has bipolar disorder
The 20-year-old accused of raping a 7-year-old little girl will now be sent for psychiatric evaluation.
The Pretoria Magistrates Court has ruled that Nicholas Ninow must be evaluated by 3 psychiatrists.
This comes after it is said he suffers from mental problems like depression as well as being bipolar.
According to a report by EWN, the state feels it would be best if Ninow is evaluated at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital. His defense agreed.
Riaan du Plessis, Ninow's defense lawyer, said that Ninow's family has a history of mental illness.
Briefly reported earlier that Ninow was known for getting into fights and using drugs.
The hospital will have a bed ready for the accused rapist on 28 November and he will then be admitted and submitted to evaluation.
This was Ninow's 3rd court appearance since he was arrested after allegedly following a girl to the bathroom and raping her in a Dros Restaurant.
Activists want to address the prosecutor in the hope of pleading that Ninow is not granted bail.
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