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Suspected teen rapist arrested

Southern Cape police have arrested a man in connection with the rape with of two teenage girls.

Southern Cape police have arrested a man in connection with the rape with of two teenage girls. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

CAPE TOWN - Southern Cape police said on Friday a man has been arrested for allegedly raping two teenage girls in George.

The girls, aged 15 and 16, were raped by two men while on their way home in Thembalethu last month.

It's understood they were walking home when two people approached them and later raped them.

Detectives recently issued an identikit and on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old suspect.

Eyewitness News understands the second suspect may be a minor.

The Western Cape has been in the spotlight recently following a rash of rapes, many of them involving young children.

Earlier this month a four-month-old infant and seven-year-old boy were raped on a farm in Ceres.

The four-month-old girl is still receiving treatment at the Red Cross Children's Hospital - she has undergone four operations already.

A farm worker accused of raping the two young children will appear in court in Ceres again next week after making a brief appearance on Friday morning.

The 25-year-old was arrested earlier this week in connection with the incident.

A six year-old girl was raped in Vredendal on Tuesday.

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