Rape victim sues state

2010-11-04 07:35

A woman is suing the state after she was allegedly raped by a policeman in the holding cells of an East London police station, the Dispatch Online reported today.

The woman said she had been detained for shoplifting when a police officer raped her after she refused his demand for sex.

“The officer allegedly forced her to have sexual intercourse with him successfully subdued her and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent,” according to court documents lodged in the East London High Court.

The woman, of Zwelitsha, is claiming R1 million in damages for the “psychological trauma, severe stress, shock, impairment of dignity, pain and suffering” she allegedly endured.

The policeman, who has been dismissed from his job for unknown reasons, has denied the allegations.

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