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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Free State police officer has been found guilty of several sexual offences following an Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) investigation.

The Sasolburg Magistrate's Court found the 59-year-old police officer guilty of an array of charges, including rape, corruption and fraud. He had been stationed at the Mafube police station near Frankfort. The investigation was launched in September 2020 following reports that the officer had approached a suspect's girlfriend and had told her he would close the case against her boyfriend if she had sex with him. When the woman refused, the officer arrested her boyfriend. The officer continued to demand sex from the woman, and she opened a case against him. After the police officer's arrest, more victims came forward, including two girls, aged 11 and 13. The officer was also accused of committing fraud by forging witness statements and submitting them to the National Prosecuting Authority for the dismissal of cases. The police officer, whose identity has been withheld to protect the victims who are minors, faced 14 charges and was found guilty of eight of them.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by NIcole McCain at News24

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