A 20-year-old man was arrested by Butterworth Family Violence and Child Protection Unit for the alleged rape of a 70-year-old woman in King William’s town, Eastern Cape.
According to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha, it is alleged that the victim was sleeping alone at her home which is at Mvumelwano Locality, Nxaxho Village, Centane on Monday.
Manatha says, at about 23:00 the victim felt someone raping her.
She woke up and bit the suspect. The suspect then ran away.
A case of rape was registered at Centane Police Station. Butterworth FCS Unit members investigated the case and arrested the suspect.
He says the suspect will appear before the Centane Magistrate’s Court soon.