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Rapist fights off rescuers while sexually assaulting a woman

Rapist fights off rescuers while sexually assaulting a woman

Niël Terblanché

A MAN, who managed to rape a woman twice while fighting off her boyfriend and family who witnessed the crime, was arrested by police in the Eiseb Block on Sunday.
It is alleged that before he committed the crime he dragged the victim for about 300 metres through the bushes after he first sat down and chatted with her at a fire place at her house.
According to the report about the incident provided by the Public Relations Division of the Namibian Police, the incident occurred at Otjiuapehuri Village in the Eiseb Block area between 19:00 and midnight on Saturday evening.
“It is alleged that the victim was sleeping outside her house when her boyfriend came there with the suspect. The suspect then woke the victim up and sat with her at the fireplace while they chatted. Suddenly, the suspect grabbed her and dragged her on the ground for about 300 meters into the bushes where he twice had forced sexual intercourse with the victim in full view of her boyfriend and family members,” reads the police report.
According to the report the suspect beat up the victim’s boyfriend and family members who attempted to rescue her.
The suspect was arrested shortly after the incident and was subsequently charged with rape and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
In another matter, the police at Aroab arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly raped a 36-year-old woman at his house.
According to the report, the man invited the woman to his house to drink wine with him at about 23:30 on Monday evening.
The suspect suddenly demanded to have sex with the woman and when she refused, he raped her.
It was also reported that a 65-year-old man was arrested after he attempted to rape a 26-year-old woman at a house in the Onambango Village in the Oshikoto Region.
The incident occurred on Saturday when the suspect removed the complainant’s underwear and attempted to have sexual intercourse with her.
The old man was arrested by the Okatope Police and made his first appearance on a charge of attempted rape in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court.

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