Rape suspect in jail

2016-08-31 06:00

BOHLOKONG. – A foreign national, Netsanet Tagesse (26), who is facing a rape charge, is expected to re-appear before the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (31/08) for a formal bail application.

It is alleged that Tagesse lured a 14-year-old victim to the back of his shop in Bohlokong near Bethlehem, where he raped her.

The incident allegedly took place on Tuesday (23/08).

Capt. Zweli Mohobeleli, the Bethlehem cluster spokesperson, said it is alleged that the suspect proceeded to give the victim a packet of chips to buy her silence after the incident.

“The girl was brought home by three women who found her crying and took interest in her plight.

“The girl pointed out the culprit and he was arrested,” Mohobeleli said.

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