The man accused of murdering UWC student Jesse Hess and raping an Hanover Park teen has been arrested in Struisbaai, police confirmed on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, says David van Boven, will appear on rape and robbery charges on Friday at Athlone Magistrate’s Court after going on the run on Monday.
David van Boven will appear on rape and robbery charges on Friday. Picture supplied
The alleged 28s gang member was identified by the 16-year-old girl after he attacked and raped her on Monday morning.
Van Boven allegedly tied her and a 19-year-old relative up with cello tape, tied packets around their heads and stuffed socks in their mouths.
Van Wyk confirms that circumstantial evidence links him to the murder of Jesse and her 85-year-old oupa, Chris Lategan.
*Read more on this story in the Daily Voice tomorrow.