CT cop allegedly rapes woman in custody

The woman was arrested for assault.

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CAPE TOWN - A Mitchells Plain police officer is under investigation for the alleged rape of a woman while in custody.

It's alleged the man raped the 34-year-old after he allowed her to phone her family from his cellphone.

The woman was arrested for assault.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate(Ipid) spokesperson Robbie Raburabu said, "Ipid is investigating the matter as we speak, it's just that we are not effecting an arrest as yet. We are still investigating the matter."