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By unknown | Jul 18, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Dan Fuphe

Dan Fuphe

Etwatwa, Ekurhuleni, police yesterday arrested a 20-year-old man who held a 15-year-old girl hostage for three days at his home and repeatedly raped her without using a condom.

Police spokesman Constable Mabote Motopi said the victim was sleeping with two friends at her home in Emaphupheni Extension 12 on Sunday at about 1am when an unknown man armed with a gun barged into the house.

"The girl said after the man brandished the firearm he instructed them to get out of bed and get dressed," Motopi said. "He told them to accompany him to his house.

"On arrival there, she said, the man chased her two friends away."

Motopi said the girl told them that the man had raped her without using a condom and that she was not allowed to go home until Wednesday when she found a cellphone in the house and phoned the police.

The man will appear in the Daveyton magistrate's court soon.

"When the police arrived at the house, they rescued the girl and arrested the suspect," Motopi said.

Emaphupheni was recently rocked by a spate of serious crimes committed by boys whose ages range from 15 to 21.

Last week eight suspects, seven of them pupils aged between 15 and 18, were arrested for two separate armed robberies.

The police said three of the eight suspects were arrested for an armed robbery committed on June 16, in which a 49-year-old man was held up at gunpoint by five youths.

In the latest crime committed by juveniles in the same area, five suspects - two aged 17, two 18 and a 21-year-old man - were arrested for robbing two women of R800 and two cellphones.


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