Friday, July 14, 2006

Woman raped in jail

by Danika Marquis

Police officers in George could be suspended after an eighteen-year-old woman was brutally raped after being locked up in a cell with four male teenagers. The woman had been arrested in a George suburb for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol, and was placed in a cell with the youths because nearby police stations were full. According to police spokesperson, Captain Malcolm Pojie, the teenagers, who ranged from ages 14 and 17, took turns to rape her. The woman was found by two police officials, who immediately removed her from the cell after she told them what had occurred. The law states that men and women may not be put in the same cell, and Pojie says a senior officer has been appointed to undertake a departmental investigation into the incident. The teenagers have been charged with rape and will appear in court on Tuesday.

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