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Willowvale man on the run after allegedly raping 13-year-old girl

Sep 26, 2017
Willowvale man on the run after allegedly raping 13-year-old girl

Police in Willowvale are on the heels of a suspect, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl over the weekend.

According to the police, the incident happened on Saturday, at about 01:00, at Upper Gwadu Village, Willowvale.

"The victim managed to identify the suspect, who has since run away," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is not clear if the victim was alone at home when she was accosted and raped by the suspect."

He said that Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) investigators are investigating the case.

"It is hoped that the suspect will be arrested soon and brought before the Willowvale court as he is known."