Cop in court for rape

2010-05-13 15:11

A reservist police sergeant arrested for allegedly raping a

21-year-old woman in a police vehicle appeared in the Ottosdal magistrate’s

court today.

A court official said the case against the 31-year-old man was

postponed to May 20 for a bail application.

The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) said the woman had

been arrested and taken to the Ottosdal police station following a fight with

her aunt in Letsopa township on Saturday.

ICD spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the woman was allegedly slapped

in the face with an open hand by an officer on duty at the station.

Dlamini said: “The officer then reprimanded her for the fight she

had had with her aunt and ordered that she be taken home.”

On the way to the girl’s home, the officer allegedly stopped the

car, ordered the woman to undress and threatened her when she refused to do


He allegedly raped the woman before taking her to his house and

keeping her there overnight.

The woman escaped the next day and told her mother,

who reported the incident to the ICD office in North West. – Sapa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.