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N Cape cop in court for rape

2012-09-25 22:44

Johannesburg - A 36-year-old police constable appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a rape charge, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

He was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl on Monday, said IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini.

"The constable took the teenager from her home and drove with her to a secluded place in Lerato Park informal settlement," Dlamini said.

He allegedly raped the teenager in a bushy area and dropped her at her home later.

Her family took her to a hospital for medical attention, where doctors confirmed she had been raped.

The constable was arrested at his work place at the Kimberley police station shortly after a case against him was reported on Monday.

He remained in custody and would be back in court on Tuesday.