Woman in court 'for rescuing girl'

2011-08-18 15:23

Johannesburg - A woman will appear at the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on Tuesday after not taking a 13-year-old girl allegedly being kept as a sex slave to the police, Gauteng police said.

Captain Katlego Mogale said she was charged with defeating the ends of justice.

The woman, a former police officer, was arrested on Saturday after she allegedly took the girl from a house in Vanderbijpark, but refused to bring her to the police station, she said.

On Thursday the woman told the Sowetan newspaper that police did not want to open a case and arrest the men at the house because she had left the girl behind at her own home.

"We are talking about a girl who has been abused by a lot of men. Bringing her here (to the station), where there are men, would not do her good," she said.

Mogale said the woman brought the girl to the police station the next day.

The girl, who was from Parys, Free State, had been missing since January.

The woman, who founded a community centre near her house, said she had previously rescued four other children from the same men.

Mogale said police were still looking for the men but declined to comment further.

  • Jet master - 2011-08-18 16:51

    Well this explains the reason why our country is falling apart. Anyone with a bit of logic would know that the lady was doing what is best for the little girl. Imagine what the rest of the world would say if they read this story? They would think it was a joke. This is the exact reason why people do not believe in the justice system. It fails us law abiding citizens all the time. this women should have been given a medal for bravery and for saving this little girls life but instead we going to throw her in quart ??? OMG people we cant take much more of this. South Africa is on the verge of becoming just another African country that has no hope or future. Quote from blood diamond "God left this dark continent a long time ago". Very sad but the truth.

      Jet master - 2011-08-18 16:52


      Viva Mangope - 2011-08-19 08:21

      I use to be proud of our people and the things that we did ,but common guys this cant be allowed,we must take things into our own hands unfortunately this is the result of trying to help ffs,i feel so disapointed in our people ,yesterday gave a blind man money at a crossing ,only to find out its is a sindicate ran out of randfontein,been giving money to a children chelter for years ,only to heard that the woman running it doesnt have the childrens best intrest at heart.i cant continue like this.they say evil prevails when good men do nothing .but there seems to be no good left

  • Barry - 2011-08-18 17:02

    Methinks the woman is just another sensation seeker.

      ratladykzn - 2011-08-19 07:46

      methinks you are just another attention seeker posting a comment like this!

  • TheWasp - 2011-08-22 13:40

    One just needs to see the movie 'Taken' with Liam Neeson to truly understand this sick world and what really happens in the human trafficing industry, what parents have to go through and to try find their child. How many frantic parents drive though Hillbrow looking for their daughters who have sold themselves to drugs and prostitution...

  • Grant - 2012-02-17 11:03

    Young girls in this situation should be locked up for their own protection. Did this girls parents report her missing to the police? If this woman ex-police officer has rescued 4 other girls in the past, why were the police not involved before now? No, the whole story sounds suspect.

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