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A year later – man on the run finally arrested for allegedly raping drunk friend

Katlehong Police on 10th April 2019 arrested two suspects for various offences. Suspects were arrested during stop and search operation conducted by Katlehong Crime Prevention and FCS members.

Suspects arrested amongst other for the following crimes such as, one suspect was arrested yesterday afternoon by Katlehong FCS member for rape, it is alleged that on 2018-08-04 at approximately 18:00 the victim was inside the vehicle that was parked at Aquarius Street Sunrise. She was with her friends drinking alcohol inside the vehicle, she became drunk and when she woke up the following day she was at her place not knowing how she had arrived. Then the victim became suspicious that one of her friends might have raped her as she noticed that her underwear was wet and her vagina was painful. She went to the police station to open a case then taken to the doctor who confirmed that she was raped.

The suspect was known to the victim but he runaway after the case was opened in 2018 but his hiding came to an end yesterday when he was arrested by well dedicated FCS members and detained at Katlehong.

On a separate incident one suspect was arrested for assault common.

Katlehong Station Commander Brigadier Tambo is pleading with community members to come forward and report any crime that is taking place in their communities.

All the arrested suspects are expected to appear at Palm Ridge magistrate court today according to their different charges. Operation continues.



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Pamela Vilakazi

Pamela Vilakazi is a recent Journalism graduate. Working for a community newspaper has allowed her to use her skill to educate, inform and uplift her community through the stories that she writes. Her interests are crime, politics, sports and entertainment.

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