Thursday, 05 September 2019

Bloemfontein: The 24 year old student at the University of the Free State who was arrested for sexual assault, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate court yesterday and the case was postponed to Thursday; 03 October 2019 for bail application.

On Saturday 31 August 2019, there was an event held on the grounds of the University. The students then had a party immediately after the event at Villa Bravano males’ hostel. The victim, who is also 24 years of age, attended the party with her friends.

The complainant, who resides at a female hostel, alleges that she wanted to go to her residential place during the early hours of Sunday; 01 September 2019, when her ex-boyfriend forced her to his room.

Inside his room he forcefully kissed her, pushed her to his bed and wanted to kiss her on her private parts.

Another person knocked from outside and the victim managed to escape when the ex-boyfriend opened the door.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, 03 September 2019.