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East Rand serial rapist arrested

2012-02-02 20:15

Johannesburg - A 40-year-old man has been arrested on the East Rand for allegedly raping about 40 girls between the ages of 10 and 14, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

The man was arrested in Edenpark around 02:00 on Tuesday, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

"This happened after one of the victims followed him to his place of residence and later informed the investigating officer."

The girls, from Katlehong, Thokoza and Vosloorus, were allegedly lured to an open veld and raped between 2007 and 2011.

"After his arrest, an identity parade was held with several victims who positively identified him," said Dlamini.

He said the victims were all raped in a similar way and under the same circumstances, and the DNA results from all the girls had been linked to him. Blood would be drawn for forensic analysis.

The man's modus operandi was to find young girls playing on the street and separate them by sending them in different directions. He would then take one of them to a veld and rape her at gunpoint. He also allegedly followed girls from shops or shopping malls and accused them of using counterfeit money.

"He would tell them that he had been instructed to stop them and [that they] would be arrested. While pretending to help them to avoid the arrest, he would take them to an open veld and rape them."

The man was expected to appear in the Alberton Magistrate's Court on Friday.

"Police will oppose bail to continue with the investigation and hold further identification parades," Dlamini said.

Comments
  • richard.hipkin - 2012-02-02 20:45

    Sick. Kill him.

      Johan - 2012-02-02 21:11

      If only we could kill him. In the USA or China, this man would have been sentenced to death (and rightfully so). He has ruined the lives of 40 innocent girls. At least we know that he'll receive the same treatment in jail for 25 years minimum.

      Max - 2012-02-02 23:20

      I agree, give the paedophile to the parents of the girls, they will sort him out nicely.

      carpejugulim - 2012-02-03 07:25

      Johan, even with a life sentence, a prisoner in SA is eligible for parole in 10, 15 or 20 years (Wikipedia). Sickening I know. One can only hope that the other prisoners take a dim view of a child rapist and ensure that justice is served prison style

      phumlanii - 2012-02-03 07:25

      I see some thumbs down. Do these people think what the serial rapist did is OK?

      procold2 - 2012-02-03 09:12

      pity this gov wont bring back death sentence, maybe we will be lucky and he'll cause sh#t with the wrong guy inside, save the tax payer the burden of looking after the sick SOB.

      Janice - 2012-02-03 09:54

      I dont know why I read the news, it just makes me angrier and angrier!!!

  • braamc - 2012-02-02 20:50

    Johannesburg - A 40-year-old man has been arrested on the East Rand for allegedly raping about 40 girls between the ages of 10 and 14 - A man - f%$cken kill the savage

      rbczovczov - 2012-02-03 05:53

      I hope he gets shot dead while trying to escape from custody.

  • Ian - 2012-02-02 20:53

    HANG HIM

  • Elliot - 2012-02-02 20:53

    rape him so hard in jail everyday for the rest of his life

  • cameronjohnprice - 2012-02-02 21:02

    Dirty bastard - take him out!

  • Jymiro - 2012-02-02 21:21

    Please news24 feed us with better news than this rubbish

      Jason - 2012-02-03 08:36

      Jymiro go and play with yourself - why did you even bother reading the article if you thought it was rubbish!! Go and post your stupid comments in the Sowetan or something!!

      dumisiledee - 2012-02-03 10:05

      @Jymiro dude you are rubbish!!!

  • Sean - 2012-02-02 21:39

    I say hand him back to the community for mob justice and public necklacing!!!

  • Silvana - 2012-02-03 06:21

    The victim that followed the sick pig and reported him to the police should get a medal. Well done girl!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-03 07:38

    the guy need killing

  • Damian - 2012-02-03 08:24

    What I cannot understand about such news is that we always hear/receive it after all the rapes. Why do we only hear of this in 2012 that people were raped from 2007-2011 by a serial rapist? Is this giving the public a heads up so that they could actually prevent future rapes? What the hell man! Our freaken justice system is unconscious, never mind asleep!!! 40 rapes, 40 little lives, across "5 years", WAKE THE HELL UP!!!

  • Nherera Lovemore - 2012-02-03 08:30

    the man was born a rapist.,40yr old,40 victims....an average of one girl/year. the mother shdv aborted hm!!!

  • Nherera Lovemore - 2012-02-03 08:30

    the man was born a rapist.,40yr old,40 victims....an average of one girl/year. the mother shdv aborted hm!!!

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-03 09:04

    Cut his penis off, shred it, and feed it back to him. He has to chew it, and swallow. Flippen MIFF!

  • Mhlophe - 2012-02-03 10:24

    "This happened after one of the victims followed him to his place of residence and later informed the investigating officer." Very brave girl, well done. Please don't publish information like this, other rapists may kill their victims to prevent it.

  • Jacqueline - 2012-02-03 10:58

    Oppose bail? For real?, he was positively identified and DNA samples matched. Bail?!!!!!

  • bianca.sanderson1 - 2012-02-03 12:35

    I cannot believe that only after 40 rapes this man was found

  • Catherine - 2012-02-03 12:52

    I don't understand this raping "thing". Are there not enough woman out there to date or pay for sex?

  • Dorothy - 2012-02-03 22:15

    He will get off, no law in SA.

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