Police Sergeant Suspected of Assaulting Woman on Northeastern Brazilian Highway

Posted on April 1, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Social Issues

On March 31, 2013, G1 reported that a police sergeant with a 21-year career with the Polícia Militar of Rio Grande do Norte was arrested in connection with a rape.  According to a police spokesman, the officer denies the crime, but admitted to paying the woman R$50 for the sexual encounter.  In testimony, the woman stated she was in a neighborhood in the town of Parnamirim Friday night, when the policeman approached her.  He forced her into his vehicle and forced her to perform sexual acts.  After the incident, he dropped her off at a gas station in Panamarim, where she alerted authorities after remembering the car’s license plate number.  The policeman remains on bond until his hearing.  Read Article

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