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Man arrested for raping 'mentally-ill' teen

A man was arrested for allegedly raping a teenager (19) reported to be mentally-ill.

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Rape,South African Police Service,male rape,Jackson Manatha
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JOHANNESBURG - A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old teenager reported to be mentally-ill.

The Eastern Cape man (26) was arrested earlier this week for the alleged rape, and is expected to appear in court on Monday.

Police spokesperson Jackson Manatha said the incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday.

He said because of the victim’s mental state, the incident was reported to police by her family. 

In other rape incidents reported in April; seven young men are behind bars for the alleged rape of a mentally disturbed Soweto teenager, which was captured on video.

The accused are aged between 13 and 20.

Also in Soweto, a teenage girl and woman are due to appear in court soon, for allegedly drugging and rapping a 17-year-old boy who is also thought to be mentally disturbed.

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