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9 Feb 2017
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Conville police officer accused of rape granted bail


The case against the sergeant was postponed to March 20.


A police sergeant from the Conville police station in the Western Cape, was granted bail of R1000 in the George Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, in connection with the rape of his former girlfriend, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the sergeant was arrested on Wednesday. The case was postponed to March 20.

“The complaint alleges that she was at home on 24 January at about 9.40pm when she was confronted by the suspect. He informed her that he wanted to talk to her and they went to bedroom, she sat on her bed. He allegedly told her that if he can’t [have] her no one will,” Dlamini said.

Dlamini said the suspect forcibly pushed his hand in the woman’s pants after the woman refused to kiss him.

“The suspect allegedly attempted to kiss her and she refused. He forcibly pushed his hand in her pants and penetrated her with his hand. During the consultation with the prosecutor, it emerged that the suspect had allegedly raped the complaint on two other occasions, which were not reported,” he added.

– African News Agency

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