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Cop probed for teen’s rape

Tumahole, Free State - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating claims by a 16-year-old girl that she was raped by a policeman in Tumahole, in the Free State.

No arrest had been made, said Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini.

File photo. Credit: DAILY VOICE

The girl said she was walking on a roadside on August 27 when a vehicle with two men inside pulled up alongside her. She knew one of them.

“The person who is known by the victim was dropped off at his place of residence and the driver drove to his place of residence with the victim,” Dlamini said in a statement.

The morning after the rape, the girl realised the man was a policeman when she saw him getting ready for work. The authorities were informed and a case was opened. It was unclear if the officer was still on duty.

Dlamini said he could comment only on the criminal aspect of the case and not the internal proceedings.

However, he confirmed that police management was aware of the matter. - Sapa

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