Alleged ‘quarantine rapist’ pleads not guilty

Case postponed

11 September 2021 | Crime

Glenn Clifford Leister; Suspect; “I plead not guilty.”

Swakopmund • [email protected]

Glenn Clifford Leister (27) who stands accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at the Swakopmund Rest Camp, which at that time was used as a Covid-19 isolation facility, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Leister (a driver at Swakopmund state hospital at the time) appeared before magistrate Conchita Olivier.

“I plead not guilty,” he informed the court.

The matter was referred to the office of the prosecutor general, Martha Imalwa, for a decision, and the case was postponed to 11 October at the Swakopmund magistrate’s court due to the pending decision.

Leister was represented by lawyer Jan Wessels.

According to information in a crime report provided by Erongo crime investigations coordinator deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the accused was arrested on allegations of raping a minor girl who was a Covid-19 patient recovering at the rest camp.


Leister was denied bail during a previous appearance due to the seriousness of the offence.

The state argued that it is not in the administration of justice nor in the interest of justice that he be granted bail.

The state also expressed concern that Leister will interfere with witnesses if he is released on bail.

At that hearing, Leister denied all charges.

“We did not have sex. I only kissed her on the neck and touched her,” he said through sporadic bursts of tears.

The state claimed to have evidence of inappropriate text messages that were sent to the complaint from Leister.

At the time, the state prosecutor told magistrate Brown that medical examination results indicate that the 15-year-old girl’s hymen was broken and that a white discharge was found in her vagina after the alleged incident took place.

The victim also spoke to a social worker about her alleged ordeal, saying that Leister ostensibly grabbed her forcefully by the arm after locking the bungalow door.

He allegedly fondled her breasts before forcefully opening her legs to have sexual intercourse with her without her consent.

Evidence provided by the state also indicates that the victim told her social worker that the complainant pleaded with Leister to stop as he was hurting her.

The state claimed that Leister allegedly told the victim that she was the youngest girl he had ever had sexual relations with and that it was his hormones that allegedly caused him to rape her.

The state argued that the accused purportedly went to stand in front of the mirror smiling at himself after committing the act.

He allegedly then asked the victim to go outside to see if there was anyone in the area so that he could leave the room without being seen.

Wessels argued that the complainant had a cell phone with her at all times in the bungalow and could have notified her parents that she was raped instead of telling a social worker.

He also argued that it did not make sense for someone who had been raped to go outside to see if the coast was clear to give the alleged perpetrator the opportunity to leave the bungalow without being seen.

Leister told the court that he was aware what the legal age for someone to have sex is.

At that hearing, the defence called the accused’s stepfather as a witness to testify in favour of Leister’s bail application.

“I raised him well. He does not smoke, drink alcohol or even go to night clubs,” he said.

Leister is being held at the Swakopmund police station holdings cells until his next court appearance.

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