Thursday, April 28, 2011

Teenager held for false rape charge

Johannesburg - An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly laying a false charge of rape against a policeman, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

The woman had reported that she was raped on Sunday by a police constable at the Kei Bridge police station, but on Wednesday withdrew the case, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

The policeman had been arrested by this time.

The woman allegedly told the police that she had reported the "rape" as she was "scared of her parents" after having consensual sex with the man.

A case of perjury had been opened against her and she would appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Manatha said.