Emergency services staff arrested for rape

2013-05-22 11:34

Two Tshwane emergency services staff have been arrested for raping a sex worker.

The sex worker reportedly claimed she was hitchhiking to Mamelodi when the emergency workers offered her a lift in a municipal rapid response BMW, The Pretoria News reported today.

According to the newspaper, they demanded sex along the way and threatened to kill her. They took turns raping her, then sped off, leaving her in the veld.

The Pretoria News reported that security guards near the scene alerted the police, and rape charges were laid at Silverton Police Station on Sunday.

Emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse told the newspaper the men had been suspended, and that an internal probe was under way.

It was reported that the two men, aged 33 and 34, appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court yesterday when the matter was struck off the roll pending further investigation.

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