De Kock, the child’s uncle, made a brief first trial appearance in front of Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe yesterday.
The child was reported missing on October 19, 2017, after she did not arrive at school.
Her body was found on the Vygieskraal riverbank in Manenberg the next day.
De Kock faces charges of kidnapping, murder, rape and obstructing the course of justice.
The indictment states that De Kock is accused of “assaulting her and/or strangling her and applying blunt force to her head and neck with an unknown object, causing multiple injuries and her skull to fracture”.
In the State’s summary document, the morning of McCrawl’s disappearance she left her Audrey Court home at 7.40am....
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