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Worker accused of raping elderly employer

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The Prieska police are investigating a rape and assault case after a 72-year-old elderly woman was allegedly attacked and raped inside her home by her 61-year-old general worker.

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THE PRIESKA SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit is investigating a rape and assault case after a 72-year-old elderly woman was allegedly attacked and raped inside her home by her 61-year-old employee.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said the suspect was employed as a general worker at the victim’s house.

“The incident occurred on March 26, 2022, at the victim’s house. It is alleged that the general worker locked the door of the house and severely assaulted the victim with a knife and a brick and then later raped her. A family friend came to the house and saved the victim. The suspect was arrested the same day and the elderly woman was transported to hospital for medical treatment,” said Kock.

He added that the suspect was remanded in custody following his appearance in the local magistrate’s court.

“The suspect appeared in the Prieska Magistrate’s Court on April 4, 2022, and the case was remanded to April 25, 2022. The suspect remains in custody until his next appearance. The investigation continues.”

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