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31-year-old Butterworth man arrested for raping 80-year-old woman

May 5, 2018
31-year-old Butterworth man arrested for raping 80-year-old woman

Kei Bridge police and Butterworth Cluster Police OCC Unit arrested a 31-year-old man for alleged rape of an 80-year-old woman.

"The victim was in deep slumber alone at her home on Wednesday, at about 00:30, when she noticed that there was a man inside her house," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect attacked the victim and overpowered her. It is alleged then she was raped by the suspect.

"The alleged rape took place at Nciba Location, Ngquthu Village near Kei Bridge, Butterworth."

He said that the victim identified the suspect as he is local man.

"A case of rape was registered at Kei Bridge Police Station."

The suspect was traced and arrested on Saturday; he will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday on a rape charge.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey, condemned the alleged rape of an old woman, who could not fight and defend herself.

He praised the Kei Bridge Police and Butterworth Cluster Police OCC Unit for their swift in  actions  in tracing and arresting the suspect.