Suspect arrested for rape of a child

EASTERN CAPE - Butterworth Police arrested a 36 year old man for alleged rape of a two (2) year old girl. The suspect was arrested on Thursday, 18 April 2019 around at Extension 2, Butterworth. It is alleged that police received information that the suspect raped the victim on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at about 17h30, inside a container where the suspect was selling his stuff along the corner of Bell and Grubb Streets, Butterworth.

The suspect has been charged with rape and will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 on a rape charge. Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the alleged of a child by a man old enough to be her father. He congratulated the Butterworth Police for their swift re action in tracing and arresting the suspect.

Source: South African Police Service

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