Ipid investigation into cops accused of rape concludes, arrests ‘imminent’

Ipid investigated two senior police officers from Caledon for the alleged rape of a woman.

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CAPE TOWN - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has investigated two senior police officers from Caledon for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman.

Ipid has concluded its investigation into rape allegations against a sergeant and a constable.

This is the second rape incident by a senior policeman since the start of the New Year.

Ipid's Robbie Raburabu says the officers are being accused of raping a young woman after her parents entrusted her into their care.

"It is alleged that on 2 January 2016, the 19-year-old victim was having verbal exchange with her sister. The parents called the nearest police to assist by removing the victim for a while as she was under the influence of alcohol. It is alleged that the two policemen took the victim and never booked her at the police station, but rather drove to the bushes where she was allegedly raped and thereafter dropped off and told to go home."

Raburabu says an arrest is imminent and they're waiting on technical reports before arresting the two senior officers.

"They're waiting for the go-ahead form the NPA, because they said we should get the DNA tests done first before we could conclusively say this one did what he did."

Meanwhile, a constable from Kakamas in the Northern Cape remains in police custody after being arrested for the rape of two teenage girls.