Man arrested after raping woman, 72

2017-12-18 11:39
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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East London – Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in Willowvale, north of East London, after he allegedly raped a 72-year-old woman.

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said police responded to the incident late on Saturday after the man forced his way into the woman's house and raped her.

Manatha said the victim managed to identify the suspect after he fled the scene.

"Community members looked for the suspect and found him. Police were called and they arrested him," Manatha said.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday morning.

Manatha said investigations were continuing.

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