‘Neighbour rapes teen’

2011-08-30 09:30

A man was arrested for allegedly raping a teenage girl near Mmametlhake, Mpumalanga.

The 16-year-old girl was at home alone in Seabe Village yesterday when her neighbour came to the house, Sergeant Hastings Chaane said.

“She felt comfortable being around him because he is their close neighbour. But the man allegedly raped the girl and ran away.”

When the girl’s mother returned home in the afternoon, she told her what had happened.

The woman called the police who arrested the 26-year-old man at his home, Chaane said.

He was expected to face a rape charge in the Temba Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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