Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ventersburg: The journey of a 34 year old male who was travelling by bus was brought to a halt in Ventersburg when he was arrested for sexually assaulting a female passenger in the same bus.

This incident was reported by an 18 year old female passenger on Sunday 21 July 2019. The victim alleged that she was travelling with the bus from Bloemfontein to Pretoria sitting next to a Bangladeshi male.

When the bus was about 20km towards Ventersburg, the man asked her to cover him with her blanket, indicating that he was getting cold. Then when she fell asleep, the man started to touch her on her thighs.

She woke up and reprimand him not to touch her. However, the man persisted to touch her. He started from the knees up to her buttocks, until he touched her private part.

When the bus stopped at Ventersburg, the victim reported the matter to the bus driver and he came along with them at the Police Station. A case of sexual assault was registered and the suspect was arrested.

He will be charged and sent to Ventersburg Magistrates’ Court soon.