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Dutywa man arrested for raping 13-year-old learner

Nov 8, 2018
Dutywa man arrested for raping 13-year-old learner

Dutywa police on Wednesday arrested a 36-year-old man for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl.

"It is alleged that the victim was from school on Tuesday, at about 16h00," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She came across the suspect, who dragged her to the nearby bushes at Ngonyama Locality, Mputhi Village, Dutywa, where the victim was allegedly raped."

He said that the suspect disappeared in the bushes.

"The victim went home where she reported the alleged rape to her mother," Capt Manatha said.

"The case was then reported to Dutywa police station. Dutywa police acted swiftly as they traced and arrested the suspect."

The suspect is due to appear before the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a charge of rape.  

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