Rape suspect arrested

LEPHALALE — A suspect, who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in Moong Village, was arrested in the Witpoort policing area on Friday 28 November around 21:00.

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster spokesperson, the 16-year-old victim was at Moong Village on the day that she was allegedly raped. The suspect sent her to buy him cooldrink at Moong Shop. When she returned, he offered her a glass of cooldrink before she went home.

According to Mokoena, the girl felt dizzy after she drank the cooldrink and the suspect asked her to rest at his house.

When she woke up the next morning, she was undressed and in the same bed as the suspect. She realised that the suspect had sexual intercourse with her without her consent, however, she never reported the matter to her parents until they noticed that she was pregnant.

The matter was reported at Witpoort SAPS and a rape case was opened.

Investigations continue.

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