Uitenhage, Eastern Cape -

A 42-year-old man appeared in court in connection with the rape of a teenager he met on Mxit in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

Lt-Col Priscilla Naidu said the man appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

“The man remains in police custody and will be back in court on October 1.”

He allegedly raped the teenager after meeting her on the social networking site Mxit.

“The girl alleges that she met the man on Mxit before a meeting was arranged.”

Naidu said according to information supplied to the police, the girl and the man met at a garage in Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth, in June. They drove to the man's house in Dispatch, where he allegedly raped her. - Sapa