Ar­rest af­ter woman raped

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A MAN had been ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing a woman in Rusten­burg and an ac­com­plice was be­ing sought, North West po­lice Bri­gadier Sa­bata Mokg­wabone said yes­ter­day. A man was ar­rested in Rusten­burg East on Sun­day. “A rapid re­sponse by po­lice in Rusten­burg led to the ar­rest of a Nigerian na­tional in the early hours of Sun­day for the al­leged rape of a 21-yearold woman,” he said. Mokg­wabone said the sus­pect and the woman were said to have met in the Rusten­burg CBD on Satur­day and ex­changed num­bers. They al­legedly met in the evening for drinks. The woman al­legedly asked to be taken home in the early hours of Sun­day, but the sus­pect “took her to his place where he and his friend re­peat­edly raped her”. The woman’s friend con­tacted the po­lice and a man­hunt was launched. “When po­lice ar­rived at the sus­pect’s place, the man ran away, but he was ar­rested af­ter an ex­ten­sive search in the area.” He was ex­pected to ap­pear in the Rusten­burg Mag­is­trate’s Court today. Po­lice have launched a search for the other sus­pect. – ANA

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