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sapsTimesLIVE reports that a senior Port Elizabeth (PE) policeman has been dismissed after an Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) probe into allegations that he raped a child.  

The police watchdog said on Monday it had concluded an investigation into the rape allegations of an eight-year-old girl by a colonel from the PE police station.  By law the office cannot be named until he has entered a plea in court.  The matter is before the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court and according to Ipid the office of the director of public prosecutions has yet to determine whether the trial will be heard by the regional court or the high court, as well as the trial date.  The former officer is out of custody on R5,000 bail and is under 24-hour house arrest with strict conditions that he cannot make contact with the complainant, the victim, or the victim’s family.  “The dismissal of the colonel is welcomed, and may this dismissal send a strong message to police officers that women’s bodies and rights should be respected,” Ipid said.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Orrin Singh at TimesLIVE

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