Cop in court for prison rape
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.