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JUST IN: Stepfather, accused of rape, captured in Phoenix after escaping from hospital

Reaction officers with the suspect.

The 43-year-old Verulam man, who allegedly raped his stepdaughter and held her captive for five years, was re-arrested by Reaction Unit South Africa after escaping from Osindisweni Hospital following his arrest for the heinous crime.

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The suspect was arrested in Phoenix, a report issued by RUSA confirmed.

“Reaction officers were dispatched to a business after staff recognised the suspect from a post on this Facebook page where he was circulated as being sought after,” the report indicated.

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When they arrived at the said premises, officers found the alleged rapist severely assaulted by the angry mob.

“He was placed under arrest and is currently detained at the Verulam SAPS,” the report added.

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