Private student residence beefs up security after woman's rape

The woman was attacked while sleeping in her room at the private hostel in Stellenbosch.

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CAPE TOWN - A private student residence in Stellenbosch, where a student was raped, has now bolstered security in the wake of the crime.

Last month, the woman was sexually assaulted and robbed while sleeping in her room in the Nassau Student Hostel, which houses students from different institutions in the area.

Police have yet to make any arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Nassau's Elsje Schoeman says they have tightened security since the incident last month.

Schoeman says there was no breach in security on the night of the rape. She says they believe the suspect may have gained access into the hostel with another student.

Schoeman says police are waiting on the rape survivor to return from her parents' house, to help them put together an identikit of the perpetrator.

The unknown suspect fled the scene with her cellphone and laptop.