Woman alleges cop raped her - after reporting gang-rape

2014-11-19 12:03
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Cape Town - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating the alleged rape of a 20-year-old woman by a Western Cape police officer just a day after she was allegedly gang-raped.  

The incident allegedly happened earlier this month at the Saldanha Bay police barracks, reports Eyewitness News.
The 20-year-old woman had gone to the police to report how three people had raped her when an officer took her to the barracks, where he is suspected of raping her.

The Ipid says no arrests have been made but DNA evidence has been taken from the victim.

Earlier this month, Ipid told Parliament that it is investigating well over 60 rape cases involving police officers.

According to a document tabled by Ipid on Wednesday morning at a briefing of Parliament's police portfolio committee, 66 rapes by police officers occurred between April and September this year, compared to 53 rapes during the same six-month period last year, Sapa reports.

Of the 66 rapes, 25 were "by police officer(s) on duty".

In October, the Cape Argus reported that multiple cases of sexual assault had been made against a Cape Town police officer.

The Bellville South policeman was in court over charges of the statutory rape of two boys but there were six more potential complainants.

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