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Ex-rehab manager arrested for assault, rape of male patient in NC

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Victim was receiving treatment for drug addiction

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A FORMER Manager of the Hanover Rehabilitation Facility in the Northern Cape is expected to appear in court on Monday after his arrest in Cradock in the Eastern Cape for the rape and assault of a 33-year-old man.

According to the police, the suspect has been at large since the incident happened at the rehabilitation centre in October 2019.

According to the police, the victim, who was receiving treatment for drug addiction, was also subjected to electric shocks.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said the suspect would appear in the local court on Monday on charges of rape and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

“It is alleged a 45-year-old male suspect sexually assaulted a 33-year-old man in Hanover during October 2019. Since the commission of the offence, the suspect was on the run. The suspect’s evasion of arrest came to an end in Cradock on Thursday, July 9. The incident was reportedly committed at a rehabilitation facility in Hanover on the weekend of October 25. The victim was also subjected to electrical shock.”