NCape cop appears for rape
A 36-year-old police constable appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a rape charge, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.
He was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl on Monday, said IPID spokesman Moses Dlamini.
"The constable took the teenager from her home and drove with her to a secluded place in Lerato Park informal settlement," Dlamini said.
He allegedly raped the teenager in a bushy area and dropped her at her home later.
Her family took her to a hospital for medical attention, where doctors confirmed she had been raped.
The constable was arrested at his work place at the Kimberly police station shortly after a case against him was reported on Monday.
He remained in custody and would be back in court on Tuesday.