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Wanted rape suspect arrested in Campbell


The suspect, who allegedly raped a 70-year-old woman, failed to attend scheduled court appearances.

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THE PROVINCIAL head of the SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences units in the Northern Cape, Brigadier Nicky Mills, commended the police officers who traced and arrested a wanted rape suspect, Byron Hoogstander, 23, who failed to attend a court hearing after being released on bail.

Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said that Hoogstander was arrested in Campbell in January 2018 for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman and he received bail in 2019.

“He failed to attend scheduled court appearances, which resulted in a warrant of arrest being issued by the Campbell Magistrate’s Court,” said Kock.

“After following up on information received, two police officers traced and arrested Hoogstander on September 10, 2021 in Campbell.

“He will be appearing in court soon.”

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