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Teen arrested for raping 68-year-old woman

Apr 3, 2017
Teen arrested for raping 68-year-old woman

An 18-year-old Butterworth man is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by local police for alleged rape of a 68-year-old woman over the weekend.

"It is alleged that the victim was at her home at Ngobozi Location, Toleni Village, in Butterworth, on Friday," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect is alleged to have gained entrance through the window and accosted the victim in a clandestine manner."

The suspect is alleged to have raped the victim at about 21:00 on Friday 31 March 2017.

"Members of the community assisted in apprehending the suspect and handed him to Butterworth Police," said Captain Manatha.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey, thanked the community members in their assistance in fighting crime.

The suspect will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate Court on Monday on a rape charge.