Cop held for holding cell rape

2011-12-18 14:20
Johannesburg - A police constable has been arrested for allegedly raping an awaiting-trial prisoner at the Glendale police station on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Sunday.

A police officer heard strange sounds coming from the holding cells around 16:00 on Saturday and rushed in to investigate, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

"He found a 32-year-old woman who told him she had just been raped by a constable at gunpoint."

The woman was in custody for assault.

Naicker said the constable had run away after the rape, but he was later caught in the area.

He was expected to appear in the KwaDukuza Magistrate's Court soon.

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