North West cop dismissed amid accusations he made an inmate pregnant

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A cop has allegedly made an inmate pregnant.
A cop has allegedly made an inmate pregnant.

A North West police officer was dismissed after he was accused of impregnating an inmate who was awaiting trial for murder, according to police.

Police spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh said in a statement: "The woman had been brought in from the Rooigrond correctional centre to the Stilfontein holding cells ahead of her court appearance.

"In March 2021 she discovered that she was pregnant and correctional services reported the incident to SAPS."

However, no criminal case was lodged.

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The woman has since been sentenced to 30 years behind bars for murder, according to Myburgh.

Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo previously said information at the department's disposal indicated that the police officer who allegedly impregnated her used to transport her to court, IOL reported in May.

According to the publication, the officer allegedly fetched the woman about three days before her case was in court, booked her into the holding cells of the police station he worked at and took her to court on the day of her trial.

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