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43 year old woman raped

The Rustenburg police arrested a 31 year old suspect for allegedly raping a 43- year old woman in Photsaneng village on Sunday, 30 June 2013 at about 03:30.

It is alleged that the survivor was asleep when the suspect gained entry into the house by cutting the chain that was used to lock the door.   He allegedly threatened the woman with a firearm and demanded money from her.  It is further alleged that the woman refused to give the suspect money and he allegedly raped her while pointing her with a firearm.  The suspect fled the scene on foot. He allegedly handed himself to the police hours later after getting information that the police were looking for him, and he was arrested.

He appeared before Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 1 July 2013 for Rape and Pointing of Firearm. He was remanded in custody for further investigation and bail application. He will appear before the court again on Monday, 8 July 2013.

What does a rapist look like/What to look for? Although men are more likely to be rapists than women, there is no difference in the likelihood of rape when it comes to race.

Many rapists (not all):

  • Have a negative attitude toward women.
  • Abuse alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Are emotionally abusive.
  • Try to control many aspects of the victim’s life, like dress, eating habits, etc.
  • Get jealous easily.
  • Are also cruel to animals, children, or people he/she can bully.

Although these might be signs of a possible rapist, every person is different. As usual, always be alert and pay attention to your surroundings.

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