Sus­pected rapist ar­rested

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A MAN has ap­peared in the Du­tywa Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day in con­nec­tion with the 2016 rape of a 20-yearold woman in Taleni Vil­lage, East­ern Cape po­lice said. Spokesper­son Jack­son Manatha said the man, 31, was ar­rested at the week­end fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in Au­gust when the vic­tim was alone at her home in Rwantsini Lo­ca­tion. The sus­pect al­legedly ar­rived at her res­i­dence around 7pm. “He tried to per­suade the vic­tim to fall in love with him, but his re­quest was turned down. He then started to as­sault and raped her.” Manatha said the sus­pect fled and was fi­nally ar­rested on Satur­day by But­ter­worth Fam­ily Vi­o­lence, Child Pro­tec­tion and Sex­ual Of­fences Unit de­tec­tives. – ANA

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