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Man arrested after viciously assaulting teen girlfriend before raping her

Apr 4, 2018
Man arrested after viciously assaulting teen girlfriend before raping her

Kei Bridge police near Butterworth arrested a 26-year-old man for alleged rape of his girlfriend, aged 18.

"It is alleged that the suspect went to the homestead of the victim on Monday, at about 01:00, at Ngwane Location, Dyosini Village near Kei Bridge, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The victim was allegedly severely assaulted with fists by the suspect.

"He then dragged the victim to his home in the same village where the alleged rape took place."

Captain Manatha said that the suspect was traced and arrested after a case of rape was registered at Kei Bridge Police Station by the victim.

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