Bogus abortion doctor arrested in Bloemfontein

2016-04-07 12:44


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Bloemfontein – Free State police have arrested a man who allegedly performed illegal abortions in the Bloemfontein CBD, police said on Thursday.    

The man was arrested following a tip-off from 10 women who suffered serious complications after he performed abortions on them, Captain Chaka Marope said.  

On Wednesday, police conducted an operation aimed at tracing the alleged perpetrator, he said.    

During the operation, a female police official posed as a potential client and made an appointment with the suspect.

Marope said the alleged bogus doctor provided the officer with a supply of five tablets to terminate her "pregnancy" and demanded a R500 payment upfront.  

"The police members who kept observation in close vicinity acted swiftly and arrested the suspect shortly after the transaction was finalised."

The 32-year-old was charged with contravening the Medical Act and was expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court soon.

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