CAIRO: A policeman was sentenced to life in prison Sunday for raping a mentally challenged girl inside a police station in Giza, Youm7 reported.
The 16-year-old girl was in Imbaba police station to report her earlier abduction by two men; she was kept in a jail cell at the station with two women while a prosecutor investigates the incident on Aug. 17, 2014. Under pretext that the girl would be investigated, the policeman, Khaled Abdel Rahman, took her out of the cell and raped her in a corner of the station.
Giza Criminal Court said the cameras of the police station proved the convict had raped the girl; the two women testified that they saw his crime from a hole in the cell door. Forensic tests reported she was sexually abused.
Article 267 of the Penal Code stipulates that if a female is raped, the rapist may be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. If the female is younger than 18, or if the perpetrator is a relative or a caregiver, he is sentenced to death.