Teen, 17, arrested for raping woman

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East London - A 17-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman in Dutywa, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

"It is alleged that the victim was coming from a circumcision ceremony with her boyfriend on Sunday at 03:00 at Thaweni Location, Bende Village, in Dutywa. The two were on their way to the homestead of the boyfriend in the same village," said Captain Jackson Manatha.

He said the two came across the teenager who allegedly, without any provocation, assaulted the woman's boyfriend.

The boyfriend ran away, leaving his girlfriend behind.

"The suspect threatened the 23-year-old woman and raped her. She was then allowed to go home at a later stage where she broke the silence," he said.

Manatha said the police were alerted about the crime and they quickly arrested the teenager.

"He was handed over to his parents for custody as he is still under age. The suspect is due to appear before the Dutywa Magistrate's Court [on Monday]."

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