[Fwd: Cop accused of raping man]

By Karabo Seanego

A Tshwane Metro Police officer is expected to appear in the Pretoria
Magistrate's Court soon after he allegedly raped a man and stole his

He is the second Tshwane Metro Police officer to be arrested in less
than a fortnight.

In the latest incident a 29-year-old off-duty officer was arrested on
Friday night for rape and theft.

Police said the officer and his alleged victim were having drinks in
Pretoria North.

The officer later offered to take the man home but in 15th Avenue,
Rietfontein, he allegedly raped him.

The 26 year-old alleged victim managed to walk to the Moot police
station in 18 th Avenue to report the matter.

Police spokesman Tshisikhawe Ndou said: "Immediately after the incident
he left the victim there and fled the scene.

"The suspect will be facing a charge of rape as well as theft of a
cellphone. He will be appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court

This brings the number of metro police officers who have been arrested
for criminal behaviour to two this month.

The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) said more than 30 cases
involving its members are being investigated.


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