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Two teens kidnapped, raped and dumped in Cambridge

Two men who allegedly kidnapped and raped two teenagers at gunpoint appeared at the East London Magistrate Court on Wednesday.


The suspects, both in their twenties, kidnapped the 16-year-olds in Buffalo Flats on Friday, November 29, 2019, and drove them to a secluded spot. They raped and robbed them of their belongings. They were charged with rape, armed robbery and kidnapping.


The teenagers sustained severe injuries and were dumped near Cambridge where police found them. The victims, who are in hospital, have already positively identified the suspects and got their stolen belongings back.


According to Captain Khaya Tonjeni, spokesperson for the police, “The police successfully traced the vehicle used in the crime. One of the suspects used his father’s car and gun without permission and drove to East London where the crimes were committed. We arrested the one man in East London while his alleged accomplice was arrested in Adelaide.”

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