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45-year-old Willowvale man arrested for raping 74-year-old woman

Apr 25, 2018
45-year-old Willowvale man arrested for raping 74-year-old woman

Willowvale police on Tuesday swiftly arrested a 45-year-old man for the alleged rape of a 74-year-old woman.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha, it is alleged that the victim was coming from visiting her friends at Mathanzima Location, Dadamba Village, Willowvale on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

"The victim came across the suspect at about 15:00 as she was on her way home within the same village," he described.

"The suspect is alleged to have accosted the victim in a clandestine manner.

"He then allegedly overpowered the old lady and raped her."

A case of rape was reported to Willowvale Police Station.

"Willowvale Police wasted no time and acted very swiftly by attending to the complaint," Captain Manatha said.

"The suspect was traced and arrested as he was identified by the victim."

The suspect is due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate Court on Thursday on a rape charge.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey, condemned the alleged rape of women and children.

He congratulated Willowvale police for their swift response in arresting the suspect.