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35-year-old Butterworth man arrested for allegedly raping 67-year-old woman

MARCH 13, 2017
35-year-old Butterworth man arrested for allegedly raping 67-year-old woman

A 35-year-old Butterworth man is expected in court on Monday after he was swiftly arrested by police arrested over the weekend for allegedly raping a 67-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that the victim was asleep on Friday at her home which is at Mkrwaqa Village, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect is alleged to have pushed the door open and entered the home.

"He allegedly raped the victim on the night in question, at about 23:00 - the suspect then run away."

Captain Manatha said that he was, however, identified by the victim.

"Police were alerted about the rape.

"They attended to the complaint and were shown the home of the suspect," he said.

"He was found at his home and arrested.

"He is appearing before the Butterworth Magistrate Court on Monday on a rape charge."