Police Officer arrested for alleged rape

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate ( IPID) arrested a police officer in Davel in Mpumalanga, on Thursday,17 June 2021 for allegedly raping a sixteen year old girl.

It is alleged that on the evening of 13 June 2021, the 43-year-old Sergeant from Davel Visible Policing stopped the victim on her way to the shop and offered her a lift. She got into the vehicle and the accused drove to his house with her.

IPID Spokesperson Ndileka Cola said the suspect allegedly changed vehicles at his house, requested the victim to get into the other vehicle and drove off with the victim to a shack, asked her to get inside the shack and sit on the bed.

 “He allegedly proposed to her and said that he wanted to sleep with her and she refused. The suspect allegedly started to undress. He  undressed the victim, kissed her and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.”

Cola added that the victim alleges that she told the police officer to stop, but the officer continued having sex with her until he ejaculated inside her. “On the way to drop her, the accused allegedly told her not to tell anyone about the incident.”

Cola further said this incident was reported to IPID on 16 June 2021. The police officer will appear before the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court on Friday 18 June 2021.

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