A 41-year old prison warder has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year old girl at Madombidzha, outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo.

The suspect who works at the Kutama Sinthumule correctional services centre as a Custodial Officer is alleged to have abducted the girl at gunpoint and taken her to a lodge where he raped her.

The incident took place on June 23.

Police spokesperson, Moatshe Ngoepe says an unlicensed firearm and ammunition were recovered from the suspect.

The suspect has briefly appeared before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court.

He will make his second appearance at the Louis Trichard Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.