Cops in ID parade over rape

2010-02-09 10:18

KNYSNA police officers will stand in an identity parade on Tuesday

after a woman was raped on Saturday, allegedly by policemen, a spokesperson has

said.

Malcolm Pojie says the 32-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two

on-duty cops in a marked police van in the Knysna main road.

“She was in a restaurant with some friends and had an argument,

after which she decided to leave. She walked up the main road and found a parked

police van,” said Pojie.

“She asked them for assistance and the driver pulled her into the

van and the passenger raped her,” says Pojie.

The case was investigated by the George family violence, child

protection and sexual offences unit.

“They are a specialised unit and independent from the Knysna

police,” says Pojie. The case was also reported to the Independent Complaints

Directorate.

No arrests had been made, but members had been taken in for

questioning. “We will make arrests when we get a positive identification from

the ID parade.”

 


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