State Drops Kidnapping Charge In Dros Rape Case

Nicholas Ninow, the man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in a restaurant bathroom in Pretoria, appears in the Magistrates Court in Pretoria.
Nicholas Ninow, the man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in a restaurant bathroom in Pretoria, appears in the Magistrates Court in Pretoria. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

The State has withdrawn the kidnapping charge against the 22-year-old man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria.

The trial against Nicholas Ninow began on Monday and he was facing a range of charges including kidnapping, assault and defeating the ends of justice.

Ninow pleaded guilty to rape charges, possession of drugs and defeating the ends of justice.

EWN