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31-year-old man expected in court for allegedly raping 7-year-old

JUNE 29, 2017
31-year-old man expected in court for allegedly raping 7-year-old

A 31-year-old man is expected in court on Friday after he was arrested by Dutywa police on Wednesday for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl over the weekend.

"It is alleged that the victim was raped by the suspect on Saturday, at about 15:00,  at GPO Informal Settlement, Dutywa," police said.

"The investigation of the case continued around the clock as safety of women and children is a top priority for the Eastern Cape police."

Police said said that the non-stop investigation of such cases is in line with our Back to Basics policing approach, which requires efficient and responsive investigation of crime utilising all resources at our disposal to ensure offenders are brought to book to face the consequences of their ruthless deeds.

"The suspect will appear before the Dutywa Magistrate Court on Friday," police said.