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Centane man arrested for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl

Nov 28, 2017
Centane man arrested for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man is expected in court on Wednesday after he was arrested by Centane police for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl.

"The alleged rape took place on Saturday, at about 20:00 at Ncerhana Village, in Centane," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect was caught by the community members, who then contacted police."

Ironically, the alleged rape took place on the day when the country marked the launch of the 2017 16 Days of Activism against Women and Child Abuse.

He said that the suspect is due to appear before the Centane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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