Cop fined for filming sexual encounter

2013-02-07 09:54

Cape Town - The Western Cape High Court has fined a police officer R3 000 and given him a suspended sentence for making a video of a colleague kissing and touching a woman, the Cape Times reported on Thursday.

In sentencing Constable Jaede Fillies on Wednesday, the court found he had acted "recklessly" on 15 June 2010.

He was given a six-month jail sentence, suspended for three years, on condition he was not convicted of a similar offence in that period.

Fillies and Warrant Officer Theodore Syster were acquitted of allegations that they raped a 29-year-old woman in 2010 and took her to Elsies River police station.

Syster was alleged to have raped the woman inside the station toilet while Fillies made a cellphone recording of the act.

Instead of reporting the misconduct, Fillies kept it on his phone.

Fillies was found guilty of crimen injuria. An internal disciplinary hearing resulted in a fine of R500 and a three-month suspension from duty.

On Wednesday, Judge Patricia Goliath reportedly said she had taken into account that Fillies was in full police uniform that day, the incident occurred at a police station, that he was a first time offender, and had no pending cases against him.


  • bruce.williams.1044186 - 2013-02-07 10:14

    Seriously? Only a fine and suspended sentence. No wonder these things happen, that is basically a slap on the wrist!!

      Xzaviera - 2013-02-07 10:17

      And its more like "paid leave" than a suspension! What rubbish! He is accused of rape. Where there is smoke there's a fire. He should be stripped of the right to serve and protect!

      bruce.williams.1044186 - 2013-02-07 10:23

      It should be "serve and observe" after reading this story.

      xoli.mabiya - 2013-02-07 10:43

      Makes you feel so much safe..

  • regte.boer - 2013-02-07 10:15

    Now this is the fabric of the SAPD. I feel sorry for the handful of real police officers who are not like this but sadly they are the minority.

  • Shane Kelly - 2013-02-07 10:19

    Fire the F###er

  • John - 2013-02-07 10:19

    Kissing and touching! Talk about playing down the act of rape by corrupt cop thug! What did the rapist get?

      nicolene1 - 2013-02-07 11:28

      that was what I was going ask. The article is about a cop who filmed a rape,but what about the rape??

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-02-07 10:20

    Are there any police members out there without any convictions? It's becoming a national tragedy!

  • Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-07 10:25

    Rape is rape. Recording that rape and keeping the evidence to yourself is the same thing. It doesnt matter if you are a policeman or not, where it happened and whether or not you have done it before. You are still a tick on the back of society

  • david.jarosz.90 - 2013-02-07 10:34

    Way to set an example, NOT! So this is what the ANC system of justice and freedom has given its people.

  • frederick.carstens - 2013-02-07 10:35

    What a joke! ...and this man is still employed as a police officer...well, why don't they give him a promotion...he does qualify now that he has a crinminal record! Great example they set for others. Yes, I am sarcastic.

  • John - 2013-02-07 10:42

    SUSPENSION is PAID LEAVE not discipline! What a joke!

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2013-02-07 11:06

    This so demoralizing to read , no wonder crimes is getting worse by the day . Our incompetent courts and law enforcement agency are contributing immensely to this . South Africa is getting worse than anything Africa has ever seen in terms of anything bad .

  • patrick.schutte1 - 2013-02-07 11:06

    So he gets fined for filming the encounter, but the Rape case was acquitted??? Typical SA cr@p regarding the police!!!

  • pboot - 2013-02-07 11:14

    Wait until something happens to the Judge or her family, may be a different story - absolute joke !!!!!

  • Tishan - 2013-02-07 12:28

    When did the women report this, why did she take so long to come foward. there is no proof of rape. so if you accused of rape you automatically guilty and should be named and shamed. seriosuly now.. is this democracy.

  • Riaz Hathey Photography - 2013-02-07 12:29

    Who can we trust if we cannot trust the cops. SHAME ON YOU!!

  • sharon.germishuys - 2013-02-07 12:30

    Hoeveel vrouens en kinders moet nog gerape of vermoor word voor die land gan wakker skrik! Polisie wat veronderstel is om ons te beskerm.. Die dood straf moet trug kom en jule privaat dele moet af gesny word! U are all disgusting! Disgusting pigs!

  • charles.olivier.545 - 2013-02-07 12:50

    Fined??? but you prosecute a boy riding his skateboard... Double standards... OH yeah sorry forgot the COPs is but the worst most dangerous street gang in South Africa after that the execs in parlament!!

  • linx.scheepers - 2013-02-09 15:14

    wtf??????? what is wrong with our justice system!!!!!!

      Beryl Knipe - 2013-05-10 09:47

      EVERYTHING, Linx. Everything! Sad but true.

  • linx.scheepers - 2013-02-09 15:17

    don't fire or suspend him arrest him!!!!!!!!!! send him to rot in jail!!!!!!!!! how scared must that woman have been? how many more women will they do this to? I'm sure they have lied their way out of this! poor woman.

  • linx.scheepers - 2013-02-09 15:18

    both of them are as guilty as the other!!!! the rapist and the cop who took the video!!!

  • linx.scheepers - 2013-02-09 15:19

    shame on them and shame on the justice system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vicky de la Peyre - 2013-05-10 09:17

    Had he reported the incident verbally, he would have been asked for proof. Furnishes proof, gets a criminal record and a fine! What does work nowadays in the justice system. Perhaps he is into porn?

  • Hemlock - 2013-05-10 09:34

    What a joke the police force and justice system is in this country.

  • Beryl Knipe - 2013-05-10 09:46

    ....and we are told time and time again to "respect" our policemen? This is so disgusting! He'll be on the streets again very soon, doing exactly the same thing, if not worse!

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