Rape-accused youth gets bail

2012-11-07 11:07

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Cape Town - A youth accused of raping a mentally handicapped woman has been released on bail on a warning by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Argus reported that it was claimed the woman told a visitor, who saw she was bleeding, that the youth had raped her. He allegedly raped her four times while visiting a friend at a welfare organisation.

The woman had the mental capacity of a child aged between 7 and 10.

The youth, who may not be named until he has pleaded, appeared in court on Tuesday

The newspaper reported that although the State opposed the granting of bail, the youth was released on a warning after his defence argued that he had a fixed address and a job, and was not a flight risk.

The case was postponed until December 7.

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