Teacher faces statu­tory rape charges

Lesotho Times - - News - Pas­cali­nah Kabi

a 37-year-old teacher from Mafeteng was ar­rested this week for al­legedly hav­ing sex with his 17-year-old stu­dent.

ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokesper­son Clifford Molefe, the in­ci­dent al­legedly took place in July this year.

“the 37-year-old is a teacher at St theresa High School in thaba-tseka. He was ex­pected to ap­pear in court to­day be­cause be­ing in a re­la­tion­ship with a mi­nor con­sti­tutes statu­tory rape,” Se­nior in­spec­tor Molefe said yes­ter­day.

Snr insp Molefe said the po­lice even­tu­ally ar­rested the sus­pect af­ter re­ceiv­ing the green­light from the of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions.

“as a civil ser­vant, there were le­gal pro­ce­dures we had to fol­low and now that we have been given the go ahead, we have of­fi­cially charged the man with statu­tory rape,” he said.

Snr insp Molefe said both the sus­pect and vic­tim claimed to have been in a re­la­tion­ship.

“but still, be­ing in a re­la­tion­ship and hav­ing sex with a mi­nor is a crime hence the ar­rest,” he added.

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