A Grassy Park police officer was arrested on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a community leader and is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court today.
The incident occurred on Thursday according to the victim Rogayba Pretorius-Adams,who is chairperson of Koellieyaatul Ansaar, the institute of the helpers feeding scheme when she at her Grassy Park home with her son.
According to her, it was only her youngest son and her alone in the home when things took a turn for the worse. Her son opened the door because she was sleeping and her husband had just left the house. She claims she had previously dealt with the officer because of work although she had not seen him in a few months.
She alleged that the officer took her hand and forced it on his private parts several times and she was so afraid that she did not know how to react or respond.
“He then went to the bathroom and emerged with his private part outside of his pants,” she said.
Pretorius-Adams said that he had tried touching her again before going back into the bathroom to masturbate.
“I was so traumatised by what had happened, I told my husband what occurred when he came home from work and he immediately went and laid a charge at the police station,” she said.
Police spokesperson Andrè Traut confirmed that on Friday afternoon a police sergeant stationed at Grassy Park police station was arrested on a charge of sexual assault.
Community leaders from around the Ottery area are set to gather outside of the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court this morning to stage a picket calling for no bail for the police officer charged with the assault.
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