Ipid investigates senior police officers accused of rape

The police watchdog says it has dealt with four cases since beginning of the year.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), says it has dealt with four rape cases allegedly involving senior police officers since the start of the New Year.

Eyewitness News can reveal that in the latest incident, a constable from Camps Bay is in police custody following the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Ipid's Robbie Raburabu says they've investigated four cases of rape against senior police officers since the start of January.

In one case, a Tembisa police officer killed himself earlier this month on the day he was to be arrested for the rape of his 16-year old stepdaughter.

"The victim is 16; he started raping her in March last year when she was 15. She is pregnant."

Raburabu says a Camps Bay constable is expected to appear in court on 29 January on charges of rape following his arrest last week.

Two Caledon police officers will be arrested this week following the rape of a 19-year old girl, while a Northern Cape constable is in police custody in Kakamas after allegedly raping two teenage girls.