Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Rouxville: A 50–year-old male suspect appeared at the Rouxville magistrates Court today, 03 March 2020, on a charge of rape.

This was after he was arrested on Saturday; 01 March 2020. It is alleged that at about noon on Saturday, the forty-seven (47) year old victim was walking down the street when she was approached by the suspect.

He asked her to go with him to a nearby house and she agreed. The suspect started assaulting the victim before he raped her. The victim managed to escape the house by pretending to go to the toilet and ran naked for help.

The community assisted the victim with clothes and police were informed. The swift reaction from the police led to the arrest of the suspect at a local liquor shop.