CAIRO: Two policemen charged with rape had their bail revoked and were detained Sunday following a report of a DNA match of semen found on the victim’s clothes to one of the suspects.
The Sahel Appeal Court of Misdemeanors in northern Cairo had released the low-ranking officers Saturday on a bail of 1,000 EGP ($139) each, but ordered their detention for another 15 days after the prosecution swiftly appealed their release.
A young adult woman, identified as N.T., filed a criminal complaint Dec. 21 accusing two police personnel of holding her in a police vehicle near Shubra in Northern Cairo, and that one of them raped her anally.
She had been with a male friend when the policemen accused them of “public obscenity” and refused to let her leave with him in the car, according to investigations published in Al-Shorouq newspaper Dec. 28.
The initial report of the forensic medicine, which examined the victim after the incident, stated that there was no physical evidence of assault or trauma such as bruising, according to Al-Shorouq.
If the rape was not vaginal, the policemen may be tried for “indecent assault,” rather than rape.