Thursday, January 26, 2023

SAPS apprehends a teen wanted for raping a 75-year-old woman

The Western Capes’ SAPS arrested a 19-year-old suspect wanted for  sexual offences.

According to Sergeant Christopher Spies, the teen was apprehended by the Metro police after he allegedly rape a 75-year-old woman was at her residence in Wilson Street, Riversdal over the weekend.

Spies stated that members attached to the Riversdale police and Mossel Bay Family violence, Child protection and Sexual offences (FCS) unit made the arrest on Monday, following further investigations.

Investigations revealed that the teen- well known to the victim- forcefully entered the elderly woman's flat, at 9:40 on Sunday.

“ He allegedly assaulted the victim before he forced himself unto her and later violated her before he fled the scene. The victim managed to raise alarm and neighbours responded who alerted police. Upon arrival the police found the victim who was later transported and admitted to hospital for medical care”, stated Spies.

The suspect made his first court appearance in the Riversdale Magistrates’ court on Wednesday, on a charge of rape and assault with the intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

By Everngelista Muza

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