Another cop arrested for rape

A Worcester woman claims she was raped and threatened with violence by a police captain.

A Worcester woman claims she was raped and threatened with violence by a police captain. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says it has arrested a Worcester police captain for allegedly raping a woman.

The victim was allegedly raped inside the officer's police van in June.

It is also understood the 46-year-old threatened to shoot the woman and her son if she reported the matter.

IPID's Moses Dlamini said, "This matter was reported yesterday [Thursday] at the Worcester police station. IPID was immediately notified and started an investigation. It then decided to arrest the suspect based on the evidence."

Meanwhile, a Paarl court has heard a policeman charged with raping a 14-year-old girl admitted to having sexual encounters with the minor.

The revelations were allegedly made during a confronted with the teen's parents.

Warrant officer Anthony Gouws pleaded not guilty to all charges in the Paarl Magistrate's Court earlier on Friday.

He has been released on bail of R1,500.

IPID's Lusanda Booi says she spoke to three girls who are part of the policeman's church youth group.

Two of them told her about inappropriate encounters they had with Gouws.

A 21-year-old woman claims she blocked the warrant officer on a social networking site after he asked her a sexual question.

A 17-year-old claims the policeman hugged and tried to kiss her at a youth gathering.

She claimed he apologised after her parents confronted him about it.

Booi opposed bail as she believed Gouws could jeopardise the investigation by intimidating the victim and witnesses.

But Gouws's lawyer says the court could implement measures to stop him from communicating with the victim.