Cop in cuffs for child rape

COP IN CUFFS: Special Constable, Pitseetsile

A Special Constable stationed at Mogoditshane Police Station appeared in court on Tuesday charged with defiling his underage neighbour.

The 29-year-old cop, Larona Pitseetsile from Kgaimena ward in Molepolole is alleged to have requested the 15-year-old schoolgirl to accompany him on a trip to collect something from a certain girl in Molepolole.

On the way back from Molepolole to Gakuto village where they live, at Mantsho lands the car ran out of fuel and stopped.

The junior officer reportedly tried to hitch a ride but he was unsuccessful until it got dark and they decided to sleep in the car.

At around 1 am, Pitseetsile allegedly started fondling the girl’s breasts and thighs as she was sleeping on the front passenger’s seat.

The girl is said to have indicated that she did not like it and moved to the back seat, where the cop is alleged to have followed her and raped her using a condom.

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When they finally arrived in Gakuto the traumatized girl told her siblings who reported the matter to the police.

In court Prosecutor Inspector Thema Marumolo said that they were yet to record statements from two witnesses and to take the girl for counseling.

“I discussed the issue of affidavit to decide if the accused should be given bail with the IO and she told me she had to rush to drop the exhibits in Gaborone. May the court give me until Wednesday to file the affidavit,” explained Inspector Marumolo who did not oppose the constable’s bail.

The senior officer had suggested that the accused could avail two sureties biding themselves with the sum of P2, 000 each and Pitseetsile binding himself with P2, 500.

Responding to the prosecutor’s comments Magistrate Bame Ngaka advised that for fresh matters the court needed an affidavit before bail could be discussed to assist the court in making a decision.

“He can’t say you are granted bail without knowing the status, an affidavit is needed to inform the court if you are a suitable candidate for bail or not. The prosecutor is given till Wednesday to file an affidavit and mention is set for Thursday,” said Magistrate Ngaka.

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When given a chance to speak, Pitseetsile told the court to explain to him who sureties are and how they work.

The Magistrate, who seemed shocked by a police officer who did not know what sureties do, asked him where he worked and the young cop said he was stationed at Mogoditshane Police under general duties.

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