Two S. African police officers on trial for raping 17-year old

rape3Two police officers were arrested in connection with rape in Atteridgeville, Pretoria on Wednesday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said.

Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini said the officers, aged 22 and 51, allegedly raped a teenager in September.

The 17-year-old girl had an argument with her boyfriend at a tavern in Atteridgeville and the officers, dressed in full uniform, interfered.

“The victim asked the police officers to take her home and the officers agreed and drove with her in the police vehicle.”

The driver stopped the vehicle and allegedly raped the teenager at the back of the van. The other officer also allegedly raped her, said Dlamini.

“After driving some distance, the girl was ordered to get out of the police vehicle near the police station.”

The girl told her sister who reported the matter to the police.

Dlamini said the officers were picked out at an identity parade.

They would appear in the Atteridgeville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. – Sapa