Man in court after woman's 3-day rape ordeal

2015-07-13 19:43


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Bloemfontein - A man appeared briefly in the Senekal Magistrates' Court in the Free State on Monday in connection with a woman’s nightmare ordeal after she was kidnapped and raped over a three-day period.

The 18-year-old woman was kidnapped at around 21:00 on the evening of June 30 near Paul Roux, police spokesperson Sergeant Mmako Mophiring told News24 

“It is alleged that the man took her into the mountains, where he raped her. Just before dawn he took her to his home, where he raped her again. He took her to the mountains later again, and back to his house, where she eventually managed to escape and flee,” Mopiring said.

She went to her home, where she hid for five days before reporting the crime to the police last Wednesday.

“I don’t know why she waited so long before reporting the rapes, but of course it is the victim’s prerogative. Sometimes depression plays a role in cases such as these,” Mophiring said.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Thursday. He appeared in the Senekal court on Monday.

The case was postponed until July 22, when he will appear in the Paul Roux Magistrates' Court. He will remain in custody until then.

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