Centane man arrested for raping girl after church service on Valentine's eve

FEBRUARY 17, 2016

A 30 year-old Centane man appeared in the town's Magistrate's Court on Tuesday after he was arrested by local police for allegedly raping a 15 year-old girl on Valentine's eve.

"It is alleged that the victim and her friend were from an evening church service at Ntengo Location Teko Kona Village Centane on Saturday, at about 20:00. Both girls were going home when they met the suspect," Eastern Cape police said.

"The suspect, who was also at the church service with the two girls, offered to accompany them to their various homes.

"They first accompanied the one girl to her home. The suspect then pretended to accompany the second victim to her home. Before they could reach the victim’s home, the suspect threatened the victim verbally. He dragged her to his home at Mayekiso Farm Holela Village, Centane where he raped her."

The victim told her parents on Sunday about the alleged rape.

The suspect was traced and arrested by Centane Police on the same day.