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Man in police custody after being caught raping teenage girl

FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Man in police custody after being caught raping teenage girl

A 26-year-old man is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by the Msobomvu police over the weekend for allegedly raping a 17-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that the victim was asleep at her home, which is at Mchubakazi Township, Butterworth on Saturday, at about 13:05," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The friend of the victim entered the room of the victim without knocking as she was paying visit to her friend.

"She found the suspect busy raping the victim."

According to Captain Manatha, the friend of the victim run to inform the brother of the victim about the rape.

"The brother of the victim still found the suspect busy raping his sister.

"The suspect was then taken to Msobomvu Police Station where he was arrested for rape," he said.

"He will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday 20 February 2017 on a rape charge."