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Cop arrested for ex-wife’s rape

Crime & Courts

Cape Town - A police constable from Paarl in the Western Cape has been arrested for allegedly raping his ex-wife, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate said on Tuesday.

The officer was arrested on Monday, spokesman Moses Dlamini said.

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Cape Town - 090127 - At Khayelitsha's Nonceba Hall on National Police Day there was a meeting to help organize how local organizations could assist the police in dealing with community issues. Photo by Skyler Reid.

The couple had separated and were living in different houses. The 29-year-old woman was walking home on Monday night when the 33-year-old constable stopped and offered her a lift. He drove to a quiet place next to a river and wanted to have sex with her. She refused, Dlamini said.

He allegedly forced himself on her and raped her in the car. She opened a case against him. The officer is expected to appear in the Paarl Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Earlier this month two policemen, a captain and a constable, appeared in the Worcester Magistrate's Court on charges of raping women in marked police vehicles.

In Johannesburg, a Randburg police constable is currently facing 14 counts of rape, 14 of kidnapping, and nine of robbery. The crimes were allegedly committed between 2011 and 2012. - Sapa

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