Accused rapist teacher denied bail in Opuwo

07 Aug 2017 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 07 AUG (NAMPA) – A 32-year-old teacher of the Hiaukambe Combined School at Omuhama village in the Omusati Region appeared in the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court to answer charges on the rape of a learner.
In addition, Paul Armstrong is facing charges of kidnaping and assault by threat.
He appeared before Magistrate Leena Iyambo who postponed the case to 18 October for further investigation and for the accused to obtain a lawyer.
State Prosecutor, Aubrey Ndlovu told Nampa Monday Armstrong was denied bail.
Crime investigation coordinator of the Namibian police in Kunene, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu told this agency it is alleged that the suspect took the learner from the hostel to his room where he threatened her with a knife, and had sex with her against her will.
The incident, according to Kanyetu, took place on Thursday between 23h00 and 01h00 and was reported at the Otjondeka Police Station the following afternoon.