Five Dominican police detained for allegedly raping French woman
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Police detained five officers
Wednesday as they investigate a French woman's charges that she was raped in
a police station.
The woman, a restaurant owner in the southern town of Juan Dolio, had been
taken to the police station in nearby San Pedro de Macoris on October 7 after
getting into a traffic accident, said police spokesman Nelson Rosario.
The woman said the officers first demanded a 15,000-peso ($950) bribe because
the papers of her rented car were not in order.
When she went to use the police station's bathroom, a police officer in
clothes put his pistol against her neck and ordered her to take off her clothes,
she told investigators. She alleged another police officer then raped her, Rosario
He said the woman had complained to the French embassy and the police
department's internal affairs department.
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