72-year-old Eastern Cape man arrested for allegedly raping young teen

2019-06-06 10:20
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A 72-year-old Eastern Cape man has been taken into custody for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

According to police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha, the Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit arrested the man on Wednesday.

It is alleged that the victim was raped from 2017 to September 2018 in Thembeni, Ramra Village, Willowvale.

The victim was threatened not to inform anyone about the alleged rape, said Manatha. 

"The victim finally broke the silence to one of her relatives on Tuesday.

"The alleged rape was reported to Willowvale police station."

The man is expected to appear in the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of rape.

Butterworth cluster commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu was shocked and condemned the incident, Manatha said.

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