East Cape man held over rape

By Drum Digital
29 April 2013

An Eastern Cape man has been arrested in connection with rape after falling asleep at the crime scene, police said on Monday.

Police found the man, 21, asleep on the floor in the shack of the 50-year-old victim, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The victim... locked the suspect in her shack. She went to a nearby tavern where she met her friend and they phoned the police," said Manatha.

Police said the suspect's trousers were still at his ankles when he was arrested on Sunday.

He was due to appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

-SAPA

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