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Willowvale man expected in court for raping 20-year-old woman

APRIL 24, 2017
Willowvale man expected in court for raping 20-year-old woman

A 24-year-old Willowvale man is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by local police for the alleged rape of a 20-year-old woman over the weekend. 

"It is alleged that the victim was from Willowvale town on Friday, at about 22:00," said police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She was on her way to her home within the  town of Willowvale.  The victim met with the suspect, who dragged her to his flat also at Willowvale town."

Captain Manatha said that once they were inside the flat of the suspect, the latter overpowered the victim and allegedly raped her.

"The victim identified the suspect and his flat. She reported the crime to Willowvale police, who traced the suspect and arrested him," he added.

"The suspect has been charged with rape. He will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday on a rape charge.

"Women are advised to avoid walking alone during the night and in dark areas as they become the soft targets of criminals."