Alleged covid-19 quarantine facility rapist set to apply for bail



The court will hear the bail application of a man accused of raping a woman.

Clinton Hartnick bail application is expected to be heard on Monday.

Hartnick worked as a cleaner at a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation facility in Mossel bay where he allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman in the facility.

He committed the crime in September 11.

He was arrested in September 12 in connection with the crime and remained in custody.

This will be Hartnick’s second appearance in court but this time, it will be to seek bail.

According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Sgt Christopher Spies, the 20-year-old woman was in her room in the facility when the suspect barged in and allegedly sexually violated her.

The provincial Transport and Public Works Department confirmed that Hartnick works for a cleaning company at the COVID-19 quarantine and isolation facility.

Public works spokesperson Jandré Bakker disclosed that the department is taking the allegations “very seriously”.

He is currently facing the charges of rape.



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