Friday, September 30, 2011

Suspect appears in court for rape in Khayelitsha

By Khanyisa Tabata
30 September 2011

A 25 year old suspect, who was arrested in Khayelitsha on a charge of abduction, is now also facing several charges of rapes, which we believe he has perpetrated since April 2010 in the area.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut says the suspects made a court appearance in Khayelitsha this morning and remains in custody until November.

“On the 19th of September a young girl was seen in the company of a man, walking towards a bush in the area after that he was approached by community members, and he attempted to drag the young victim with him but fled the scene alone.

“Investigations led to his arrest the following day, and after his court appearance on the abduction case he remained in custody for further investigations,” said Traut.

Traut adds that further investigations into several rapes of young girls aged between two and nine years, as far back as early 2010, resulted in this man being regarded as a suspect.

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