Suspect arrested in Port Alfred fleeing from allegedly raping and robbing teen

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Suspect arrested in Port Alfred fleeing from allegedly raping and robbing teen

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Nov 26, 2019Port Alfred – Despite the heightened awareness on Gender Based Violence, perpetrators continue to prey on innocent unsuspecting victims. “At approximately 13h40, on Monday, a victim in her late teens was jogging along West Beach in Port Alfred when she was approached by a male, who was armed with a knife,” described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.”The male sexually assaulted her at knifepoint and thereafter robbed her of her cellphone and fled.”SAPS K9 members and local security officers, who were in the vicinity managed to arrest the fleeing 19-year-old suspect.”Capt Govender saidd that the stolen cellphone was also recovered by members of the K9 unit.”The severely traumatised victim was treated and is receiving trauma counselling.”Port Alfred SAPS Cluster Commander Brigadier, Morgan Govender, expressed his outrage at the monstrous attack and vowed that the SAPS will lend support to the victim through this traumatic incident and throughout court proceedings.He further commended the members and the local security officers for their speedy response in the arrest of the suspect, who will appear in the Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court later this week.Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.

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