12 November 2012

Namibia: Reho Bestiality Suspect Arrested

AFTER being on the run from the police for a month, a Rehoboth man suspected of bestiality was arrested at the town on Wednesday.

Markus Kharuxab (44) made a first appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The matter was postponed to Thursday, November 29, for a decision by the Prosecutor General.

Magistrate Leopold Hangalo denied Kharuxab bail. Should he want to be released on bail, he would need to lodge a formal bail application.

The alleged bestiality took place on Monday, October 8.

According to a police officer at the town, people living in the Block E residential area heard their dog making strange noises.

When they went outside to check on the dog, they allegedly found the man sexually assaulting the dog.

The dogÂ’s owner immediately went to the police station to lay a charge.

Although he was known to the police, the man remained at large until Wednesday – almost exactly a month after the alleged incident.

The police officer said the man had previously been connected to the rape of an elderly woman at an old-age home as well as cases of assault and theft at the town.

Public Prosecutor Fatima Mendonza represented the State during Friday's court appearance.

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