SAPS SERGEANT ACCUSED OF RAPE – ROBERTSON CAS
Media Statement PRETORIA – 18 December 2012
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate
(IPID) has arrested a 37 year old police
sergeant for raping a 65 year old woman. The
suspect, Sergeant Benjamin Scheepers is
stationed at SAPS Macgregor, Western Cape.
It is alleged that on 15 December 2012 at about
11h00 the victim was driving with the suspect in
his vehicle. The Sergeant was off duty at the
time. The suspect drove towards the direction of
the graveyard. He then pulled over the car and
raped the victim.
The victim reported the matter at the station.
IPID was notified and immediately took over the
matter for further investigation.
The IPID arrested the suspect member at his
place of residence on 16 December 2012. His
private vehicle was also seized for forensic
investigation purpose. He appeared at the
Robertson Magistrates Court on 18 December 2012
and the case was remanded to 24 December 2012
for a formal bail application.
Issued by the Independent Police