Antigua: Cops accused of rape

A young woman has accused two police constables of holding her at gunpoint and forcing her to perform oral, anal and vaginal intercourse with them in the back of a car near a nightclub in the Five Islands area on Friday night.

The 19-year-old complainant is also alleging that the officers, who are known to her, struck her in the face and threatened to kill her if she reported the matter to the police or anyone else.

A source who spoke to OBSERVER media under strict confidentiality said the young woman, the two accused officers along with a number of other officers, defence force personnel and civilians often arrange to hang out together via their Whatsapp “liming” group.

Last week, several of them met at a Carnival mas’ camp and agreed to go out to a bar on Friday evening. The two officers, the complainant and another female met up and headed to the area shortly after 10 pm.

While en route, the second female asked the driver to stop and said she had changed her mind about going, while the complainant stayed in the vehicle.

The source told OBSERVER media, “The car went to an area near Bruce’s Nightclub; the police turned on the child lock and that’s where they committed the offences.”

The alleged offences include rape, buggery, assault, serious indecency and kidnapping. A medical report highlights the woman’s bruises and black and blue eye allegedly sustained when she was trying to fight off the officers. She reportedly stopped when they brandished a gun and threatened her life.

ANTIGUA OBSERVER

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