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Man on the run after sexually assaulting mentally challenged woman

Nov 10, 2017
Man on the run after sexually assaulting mentally challenged woman

The King Williams Town Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit has appealed to the public for assistance in tracking down a 38-year-old rape suspect, Samama Abdul-Hamid Uladi, who was residing at Thembeni Location, outside King Williams Town.

"It is alleged that Abdul-Hamid sexually assaulted a mentally challenged female at Schoornville in 01 January 2017 while he was keeping a friend’s house at Schoornville," police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"A case of Rape was opened for investigation.

"He was arrested and the case was withdrawn at court and he was released."

Captain Mawisa said that consultations were conducted by the Prosecutor and after that, a decision was made that they wanted to prosecute. That is when they discovered the suspect was not staying at the address he gave the police.

"The suspect is allegedly to be an undocumented person and a warrant of arrest has been issued against him," she said.

"Preliminary investigation was done to trace the suspect with no success.

"Any person who can shed light on his whereabouts can assist the Police in solving this case. Anyone can contact Detective Sergeant Phumeza Mhlambiso-Jan of King Williams Town FCS Unit on 043 642 1950 or 082 565 4885."