Girl kidnapped from outside church, raped

2012-01-13 19:41

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for the kidnapping and rape of an 18-year-old girl in Zola, Soweto, police said on Friday.

The girl was standing with a group of friends at a church on Thursday night when they were approached by the 22-year-old man who invited them to his house, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele said.

"When they refused, he grabbed the girl and took her to a house in Zola where he forcefully gave her alcohol spiked with drugs. He then raped her."

Makhubele said the girl found a cellphone on Friday morning and sent an SMS to her boyfriend telling him where she was.

"He alerted the police, who accompanied him to the house. The man was arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping," said Makhubele.

He would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on January 16.

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