Cape Town cop gang-raped in own home

2013-04-11 09:25
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Cape Town - Three men have been arrested for gang-raping a police officer in her own house just moments after she had gone off-duty.

The woman was still in uniform and was unlocking the gate to her home in Khayelitsha when she was ambushed by the men, reported the Daily Voice.

The 36-year-old woman was dragged into her home and gang-raped.

They also stole her handbag.

The three men - including a 17 and 19-year-old - were due to appear in court.

Another female police officer who wanted to remain anonymous said she was scared of walking around in uniform as criminals saw police officers as targets.

“Criminals don’t care that you’re a law enforcer, they will do what they want. People are supposed to seek safety in us but we live in fear and we also need protection,” the officer said.

“Being attacked in your own home is worse than being on a job. It’s lower than low, it’s unacceptable.

“If that police officer had her firearm and shot one of them it would have been treated like the Andries Tatane case.”

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