Investigations by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) are underway following the arrest of an Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer in connection with multiple rapes.
The 55-year-old major at the Loss Control Unit at the EMPD’s head office in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, is accused of two counts of rape and kidnapping, Kempton Express reported.
He was arrested last week. IPID acting national spokesperson Robbie Raburabu said more charges may still be added.
“It is alleged that around June 2014 and February 2015, the officer raped two women, a 16-year-old teen and a 20-year-old woman, in an open veld in Soweto in the Lawley and Lenasia vicinity,” added Raburabu.
The suspect also appeared in court last year for the alleged rape of a nine-year-old girl.
In what seems to be a serial rapist case, IPID further alleged the metro cop had been raping other young girls minor in the area while paying them money to keep quiet.
The accused appeared in Protea Magistrate’s Court on Monday for a formal bail application, which rolled over to Tuesday, when he was denied bail.
He will also appear in Palm Springs High Court on April 18 for the rape of the nine-year-old girl.
In a separate incident, a metro police officer allegedly drugged and raped a 16-year-old girl in the back room of her mother’s house in Braamfisherville, last year.
JMPD spokesman, Wayne Minnaar, said in a statement on Friday that the officer had been arrested by police in the wake of alleged incident which happened on May 14.
“The case was opened following a report from the Independent Police Investigation Department,” Minnaar said.
– Caxton News Service