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Cop in court for prison rape

2012-01-09 20:48

Johannesburg - A 31-year-old police officer arrested for allegedly raping an awaiting-trial prisoner will remain in custody until his next appearance in March, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

The constable appeared in court last week and had his case postponed to March 30. He would remain in custody until then, spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said.

He allegedly raped an awaiting-trial prisoner at the Glendale police station on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast on December 18 last year.

A police officer heard "strange sounds" coming from the holding cells and went to investigate, Naicker said.

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

The woman was in custody for assault.

Comments
  • Anthony - 2012-01-09 20:56

    to serve and protect. huh wtf

      Charmaine - 2012-01-09 22:54

      Do they really serve and protect? They become criminals themselves. Right.They can not be trusted.

  • Ben - 2012-01-09 21:06

    Is there any proof or is it what she said. If this policeman is guilty he does not belong in the Force but should be put away for a long time. Time enough to feel what it is like to be raped.

      Lauren - 2012-01-09 21:18

      It's what she said. Hence the reference to the "alleged" crime. Having said that, I am sure the requisite rape kit was done and there is sufficient preliminary evidence to suggest that the lady had been assaulted. Why else would they detain him until March? Now he gets to go to trial and answer the charge.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-01-09 21:34

    predators castrade him if he is guilty

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-09 22:52

    Bastards... hey should be flogged and this will set an example to all men in this world that rapes men, women and children.

      Francois - 2012-01-09 23:45

      Charmaine, agreed to some extent, but only after he has been found guilty in a court of law. Then men in the Middle East are flogged and hung for rape and murder respectively (although it is difficult to proof rape there), but is not an example to men outside the country. I think that the due punishment must be done in SA to set an example for the men in SA and that uMshini Zuma can have the honours or let Mthetwa (kind of a pun in his name) do it if the latter cannot find the statutory rapist that resulted in a lot of teenage Christmas mothers as reported around Christmas.

  • carpejugulim - 2012-01-10 05:14

    Policemen like this give the genuine, hard working and honest policemen and women (yes there are still a couple of them around) a really bad name. It must be hard to swallow being tarred with the same brush when you conduct yourself with honesty and integrity and a "colleague" does something like that.

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