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Teen raped while coming from church, suspect immediately arrested

Dec 4, 2017
Teen raped while coming from church, suspect immediately arrested

Willowvale police arrested a 21-year-old man for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl over the weekend, just a week after the country launched the 16 Days of Activism against Women and Child Abuse.

"The victim was from a church service on Saturday, at about 23:00, at Fort Malan Village, Willowvale," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She came across the suspect, who allegedly dragged her to his home where he is alleged to have raped her.

"The relatives of the victim were made aware of the situation and they organised community members. They went to the homestead of the victim and found the suspect with victim."

Captain Manatha saod that the suspect was taken to the homestead of the local Chief and police were called to arrest him.

The suspect will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate Court on Monday.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier, Trevor Mey, applauded the community members for their assistance in catching the suspect.

He also thanked the community for not taking the law to their own hands.