Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Incidents of rape and abduction shock Western Cape

By Henry Booysen
22 April 2008

Two incidents of rape and abduction have taken place on the Western Cape in the respective areas of Fish Hoek and Ocean View over the weekend.

According to police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn in the first incident a fifteen year old female was walking home from her friend’s house when she walked past 5-7 men and suddenly felt a needle-prick at the back of her neck.

“She became drowsy and the suspects put her in a red vehicle. They allegedly drove to a house in Muizenberg where she was given alcohol and allegedly raped by some of the men,” says Steyn.

The victim then woke up alone in the house between 9am-10am on Sunday morning and a passer by then took her to the Ocean View police station

In a second incident a seventeen year-old was walking home from her friend house too when suddenly five men stopped next to the victim and allegedly forced her into a red vehicle.

“They blindfolded her and forced her to her to consume alcohol after which she was allegedly raped and indecently assaulted,”

The suspects drove around with the victim until Sunday morning and then dropped her off at her friends place in Ocean View until 07:15.

In the first incident a case of Abduction and rape was opened and in the second incident a case of rape, indecent assault and abduction were opened.

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