MEL­MOTH: BOYS HAVE TEACHER AR­RESTED

Weekend Witness - - News -

A TEACHER (41) was ar­rested in Mel­moth on Wed­nes­day for al­legedly mo­lest­ing five boys from his school.

Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Thu­lani Zwane said the pupils were al­legedly in­vited by their teacher to sleep over at his home. “Then later at night he al- leg­edly ap­proached them and made sex­ual ad­vances to them while touch­ing their bod­ies,” Zwane added.

It is be­lieved that the in­ci­dents started in Fe­bru­ary, but only came to light on Mon­day when one of the boys went to the prin­ci­pal. “We in­tend to op­pose the grant­ing of bail and en­cour­age any vic­tim of this al­leged un­ac­cept­able con­duct by the ed­u­ca­tor to come for­ward,” Zwane said.

The teacher was due to ap­pear in court yes­ter­day.

The Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment said it was un­aware of the mat­ter. — WWR.

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