Military officer arrested for alleged harassment

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He allegedly tried to bribe the investigating officer not to have his case prosecuted in court.

A medical orderly in the military was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a patient at the 68 Air School Sickbay in Lyttelton, Centurion.

SA National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson Colonel Ronald Maseko confirmed the suspect was arrested on Sunday.

Maseko said the orderly, a captain, was relocated from 68 Air School Sickbay to the Area Military Health Unit in Gezina to allow for the investigations to proceed without interference, Rekord East reported.

“While the investigation are continuing, he allegedly tried to bribe the investigating officer not to have his case prosecuted in court,” Maseko said.

Maseko said the officer was then arrested by the military police special investigation branch, and its intelligence members were investigating.

Lyttelton police spokesperson Captain Dave Miller said the officer was in police custody, although not at the Lyttelton Police Station.

He appeared in court on Monday.

Maseko said the SANDF condemned any form of ill discipline within its ranks, regardless of member’s appointment or position.

“The SANDF will cooperate with law enforcement to ensure that the law takes its course,” he said.

Caxton News Service

 

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