Teenager held for false rape charge

2011-04-06 22:14

Johannesburg - An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly laying a false charge of rape against a policeman, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

The woman had reported that she was raped on Sunday by a police constable at the Kei Bridge police station, but on Wednesday withdrew the case, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

The policeman had been arrested by this time.

The woman allegedly told the police that she had reported the "rape" as she was "scared of her parents" after having consensual sex with the man.

A case of perjury had been opened against her and she would appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Manatha said.

  • J Bones - 2011-04-07 06:03

    At 18 are you a "teenager" , "girl" or a "woman"? According to the article above you are all 3.

      obliette - 2011-04-07 08:34

      According to SA Law at 18 your are an adult.

  • pistolpete - 2011-04-07 07:07

    This is despicable. I hope she gets a harsh sentence. Whilst rape is rife and abhorrent, false charges destroy people's lives

      MactheKnife - 2011-04-07 08:04


  • thakaali - 2011-04-07 07:43

    if you're scared of your parents finding out you had sex, move out of their house or keep your legs closed, it's that simple

      rapatla - 2011-04-07 09:23

      Thakaali, this girls cant have their legs closed anymore..they have tasted the real thing. Gone are those days when little girls used to play with toys first. We have monsters this days looking for for the real"mshini wam" if u know what i mean.Ouch....not here aaahhh here oowoowoowooowwww.

  • Kim - 2011-04-07 07:48

    You silly wench. Do you realise what you have done: 1. The next woman who walks into that police station to report a rape will not be treated with the respect she deserves. 2. You have tarnished that man's reputation for life. 3. What happens when you really do get raped and the chances in this country are very high? Do you think anyone is going to believe you? You are 18 - the legal age to have sex. Why do you need your parent's permission. Like every man who walks this planet, you too can have sex with whomever you want whenever you want. Your parent's concerns should be: a) Have they spoken to you about safe and responsible sex? Are you on contraception - it is free at every clinic? 2) Always insist that he wear a condom - you will not be his first and you will definitely not be his last!!

      leeupan - 2011-04-07 09:15

      Well said Kim.

  • Nice Guy - 2011-04-07 08:24

    Now she's gonna get raped for sure in those police cells cos no one will believe her when she complains. I wonder what was the maiin issue - that she was raped on reported on a cop

      Kristi10 - 2011-04-07 08:57

      The main issue is that she made a FALSE charge or rape against the cop. He was even arrested what do you think is left of his reputation?

  • allnet - 2011-04-07 08:29

    typical RSA sickness anyone can lay a charge for false and the innocent get arrested!! DISGUSTING!! Women rights!!!

      Chillepeppa - 2011-04-07 09:03

      Rather sad that you would generalize like that. She, and she alone made that decision, just as the maybe 200 - 5000 other woman who might do this. Percentage wise, negligible if you want to take to a national level. It had NOTHING to do with Women's Rights. In fact, it's set Women s Rights back about 50 years...

      Umfubi - 2011-04-07 10:26

      You cannot be such a moron to believe that this is a 'typical RSA sickness'. It's a world-wide phenomenon.

      hf44083 - 2011-04-07 10:47

      Hardly typical RSA sickness, just a stupid little slut. What has this got to do with Women Rights - falsely reporting rape a Women's Right ?

  • Meanleader - 2011-04-07 08:33

    SAPA .... what brilliant reporting ... let me guess how this pleb got his Job . Starting the article with "girl" to create the impression of miscomduct , and ending with "woman" . How unprofessional ..... something we have come to expect from AA.

  • ChrisG - 2011-04-07 08:45

    I hope they give her the same sentence that the policeman would've gotten.

  • erasmus.a - 2011-04-07 09:16

    Why was a police officer having sex at the police station with a 18 year old? I hope he wasn't on duty at the time.

      ikabot - 2011-04-07 09:59

      Maybe he was on a coffee break. Grand Theft Auto style.

  • LadyJJ - 2011-04-07 10:18

    She almost destroyed a man’s life

  • BRONZE - 2011-04-07 10:29

    You do not EVER EVER cry wolf in cases like this EVER! I don't care what reasons you have but you do not lie when it comes to rape. Its a too serious a matter to lie about. And yes, you deserve to be arrested to teach every other silly girl out there that you don't play with such things.

  • JessZA - 2011-04-07 12:05

    What is a cop doing having sex with an 18 year old anyway? What she did is wrong but so is he.

      Kim - 2011-04-07 12:53

      @JessZA - What has age got to do with it? She is legal and so is he. It was consensual sex. Are cops only allowed to have sex with certain age women and what age would that be? What if he is a 20-year old cop?

      Jack - 2011-04-07 12:56

      Contrary to your belief, cops enjoy sex as much as any other in their particular profession. Would it have been acceptable if he was a fireman? If it's the age you're worried about, would it be ok if the cop in question was also 18?

  • Raz - 2011-04-07 15:01

    Have you ever thought that someone got to her to drop the charges and state that it was consensual because she is afraid of being hunted down and being tortured, easiest way to get off is to say it was consensual so that you don't face the courts and the abuse from people constantly questioning you about the same thing over and over and making her relive this experience

  • GH Ponies - 2011-04-17 14:30

    And now your parents know anyways. How proud they must be. Can you count how many people are feeling ashamed right now because of you? You shouldn't go to jail or get a fine. Someone should hand you cyanide and razor blades for you to play with.

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