Correctional Officer arrested for rape

NORTHERN CAPE – Members of the Galeshewe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit have arrested a Correctional Officer this morning in connection with the rape of a 20-year-old woman.

It is alleged the officer, attached to Tswelopele Maximum Correctional Centre in Kimberley raped the victim in Kagisho at about 03:45 in the morning yesterday.

The victim was reportedly from a local liquor outlet walking home when she was grabbed by the suspect (38), threatened with violence and allegedly raped.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Galeshewe Magistrate’s court tomorrow, 04 December 2019.

Police investigation continues.

Source: South African Police Service