Parolee arrested for elderly woman's rape

2013-04-09 22:34

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Johannesburg - A man on parole has been arrested for allegedly raping a 92-year-old woman in Mmakau, North West police said on Tuesday.

"The parolee was arrested today [Tuesday] in Mmakau village where he stays," spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

The woman's grandson, who saw him leave the woman's house after the attack, described what he was wearing to police.

"Police went to the suspect's place and found clothes that matched the grandson's description."

He said the 29-year-old man was out on parole after he was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment for a rape committed in 2006.

He was released on parole in 2010.

A warrant for his arrest was issued again in August 2012, after he allegedly attempted to rape another woman in the same village.

"The suspect ran away, and police had been looking for him."

The elderly woman was raped in her home on Sunday. Her front door, which was locked by chains, was broken down.

The man repeatedly raped her for three hours before running away. He was arrested on Tuesday.

The elderly woman was severely traumatised and taken to hospital. Ngubane said police would oppose bail in court and ask correctional services to revoke his parole.

He was expected to appear in the GaRankuwa Magistrate's Court soon to face two charges of rape and one of attempted rape.

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