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Police minister sued for R520K over alleged rape in Goodwood police cell

The alleged victim said the perpetrator had a 26s tattoo
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A 35-year-old man is suing the police minister for R520000 for pain and suffering and future psychological treatment after being allegedly raped in the Goodwood police cells in 2012.

The man told the court that on November 30, 2012 he was arrested for theft and locked up at Goodwood police cells. At that time he was 29-years-old. He shared a cell with a person known as Freddy. According to the victim, the alleged rape happened in the early hours of December 1.

“I was lying on my stomach with my arms underneath my chin. I was woken up when Freddy came to stand next to me. He then moved on top of me and sat on me.

“At the same time he pulled down my pants and boxers. He took out his penis and put it against my legs. I told him to stop. I tried to turn around but he pinned me down at the neck and inserted his penis in my bum,” he said.

The man sobbed uncontrollably and his defence advocate Lara Joubert handed him water. Joubert asked for an adjournment but the man told the court he was okay and wanted to continue.

Asked by Joubert if there were any features he could remember of Freddy he said: “He had tattoos all over his neck and chest and the 26s tattoo stood out.”

The police minister is opposing the action and a legal representative will call police officers to the stand.

More: Cape Argus

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