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30-year-old Willowvale man arrested after allegedly raping 76-year-old woman

Oct 30, 2017
30-year-old Willowvale man arrested after allegedly raping 76-year-old woman

A 30-year-old man is expected in court after he was arrested by Willowvale police over the weekend for allegedly raping a 76-year-old woman.

"The alleged rape took place on Friday, at about 19:00, at Bikane Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The victim was alone when she was accosted and allegedly raped by the suspect."

He said that the suspect fled after the alleged rape.

"The victim alerted community members, who chased the suspect and caught him.

"Police were called and they arrested the suspect," Captain Manatha added.

"He has been charged with rape."

The man is expected to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Trevor Mey thanked the community for their assistance in apprehending the suspect and not taking the law into their own hands.