'Religious' man held for rape
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Johannesburg - A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Qombolo village in Centane, Queenstown police said on Monday.
Captain Lingisile Magama said the man, whom the community knew as being very religious, went to the teenager's home on Sunday evening.
He allegedly asked the girl's grandmother to allow him to send her to call his girlfriend nearby.
But as the girl walked with the man he allegedly drew out a knife and threatened her before raping her.
The man allegedly then took the girl to his home where he raped her again.
The girl managed to escape while the man was asleep.
The man was expected to appear in the Centane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday charged with rape.
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