23-Year-old suspect in court for rape

A 23-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Itsoseng Magistrates' Court on a rape charge on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

His appearance in court comes after he was arrested on Sunday, 26 February 2017 at Itsoseng Township near Lichtenburg.

It is alleged that on Friday, 24 February 2017, a 22-year-woman and her friend went to a local tavern in Springbokpan near Itsoseng. It is further alleged that in the early hours of Saturday, 25 February 2017, the suspect asked one of the women to accompany him to his friend's house.

On arrival at the said house, the suspect dragged the woman to the back of the house where he allegedly raped her.

The suspect was then traced and arrested.

Source: South African Police Service

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