Tuesday, May 4, 2010

False rape claim girl to be charged

Based on the information in the article, here we have a young lady who was sexually active, and who cried rape to cover up that fact when her parents questioned where she spent the night.

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl who laid false kidnapping and rape charges against two student police constables in Piet Retief and later changed her statement has been arrested and charged with perjury.

The teenager allegedly pointed out constables Ishmael Thobejane, 32, and Langelihle Malinga, 21, attached to the Piet Retief police station, at an identification parade last Wednesday as the people who kidnapped and raped her in February.

The two were immediately arrested and appeared in court on Friday and their case was postponed to today for formal bail application.

Captain Leonard Hlathi said the complainant lied about having been kidnapped and raped by the constables.

As a result, “Piet Retief police charged her with perjury yesterday,” said Hlathi.

Hlathi said she initially claimed that the two constables kidnapped her on the evening of February 27 and locked her inside a disused government mortuary near the police station and left.

“They apparently returned late at night and raped her,” she claimed.

On Monday she approached the police saying “she pointed out wrong members and that wrong people have been arrested.

She submitted a supplementary statement and based on its contents, the two constables were taken to court the same day and the charges against them were withdrawn.

He also said the case was only reported two days after the alleged incident, making it difficult for the district surgeon to determine if indeed she had been raped.

He added that the doctor also found that the teenager was already sexually active.

Hlathi said she apparently came up with the false allegations against the two when her parents questioned her about where she spent the night of February 27.

Link: http://www.sowetan.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=1128043