Police in Southern Cape has arrested a 19-year-old man who raped a 75-year-old woman on Sunday 2022 January.
The incident happened in Riversdale on Sunday morning. Mossel Bay Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offences (FCS) unit tracked and arrested the suspect.
According to Southern Cape Police spokesman Sergeant Christopher Spies, the suspect forced his way into the woman’s home.
“Investigation into the rape reveals that a 75-year-old woman was at her residence in Wilson Street, Riversdal on Sunday, 22 January 2023 at about 09:40 when the suspect, who is known to her, forcefully entered her flat.
“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,” said Spies.
Spies said police arrived while the victim was still at her house but was later rushed to the hospital for medical care.
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Police managed to track the suspect and arrested him on Monday 23 January.
“His freedom was short-lived when the members tracked him down on Monday morning 23 January 2023. The 19-year-old was arrested and remains in police custody,” he said.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Riversdale Magistrates’ court on Wednesday, 25 January 2023 on the charges of rape.
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