A South African man has been nabbed by the police after he was caught taking a nap in the bed of a 62-year-old woman he had raped.

Captain Stephen Thakeng, an officer of the South African police issued a statement where he explained that the elderly woman was asleep in her home when her house was broken into and raped with the suspect being arrested while asleep.

The statement read: South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

The elderly woman was asleep in her home when her house was broken into and raped. The suspect was arrested asleep.

On the 25 December 2021 at about 22:15 the complainant who is a 62-year-old woman was asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by a knock on her door.

The next moment she was awoken by a male voice that instructed her to UnCloth, she was assaulted, strangled and raped. After the rape ordeal the youngster fell asleep. The victim managed to escape through the open window to seek help from her neighbours.

Odendaalsrus SAPS members were informed about the incident and responded instantly and found the suspect still asleep. A 35-year-old man was awoken by the police who arrested him for house breaking with the intention to rape and rape.

The suspect will appear on the 28 December 2021 in Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court.

A reasonable nation will stand up to ensure that their elderly people are safe, protected and well cared for not to be raped by these youngsters.