A four-year effort to get a suspect from South Africa wanted for rapes on the Outer Banks back to North Carolina has finally paid off.
Police say the suspect, 37-year-old Lesiba Matsoake, sexually assaulted multiple women on the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach between 2003 and 2006. He’s charged with five early morning assaults and is being held on a $2-million-dollar bond at the Dare County Detention Center where he faces two counts of first-degree rape in June 2003
One rape is alleged to have occurred on the beach in Kill Devil Hills and another in Duck.
In Virginia Beach, Matsoake is charged with two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of sexual battery in connection with three assaults between 2004 and 2006.
Police, the FBI, U.S. Marshal's Service and U.S. State Department were all involved in the extradition efforts.
Police say Matsoake lived in Virginia Beach at the time of the assaults and they collected DNA from his home which led to his arrest.