Sex­ual mis­con­duct ac­cused gets bail

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

THE sex­ual mis­con­duct case against a former Velden­vlei Pri­mary School sup­port staff em­ployee has been post­poned to 1 Novem­ber for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion. He ap­peared in the Richards Bay Magistrate’s Court on Thurs­day, where he was granted R1 000 bail and or­dered to leave town. It is be­lieved that he will stay with fam­ily in Dur­ban. He faces seven counts of sex­ual mis­con­duct and it is un­der­stood that he is ex­pected to plead guilty, but not nec­es­sar­ily on all counts. The ZO broke the story in Au­gust after it was re­vealed that the man, em­ployed by the School Gov­ern­ing Body as an as­sis­tant com­puter teacher, had been im­pli­cated in sex­ual mis­con­duct with seven boys. Mean­while, a ma­jor pub­lic out­cry erupted on so­cial me­dia after a photo of the ac­cused was posted on Face­book last week. It was ac­com­pa­nied by a post which re­vealed his iden­tity, the charges he faces and the out­come of his bail ap­pli­ca­tion. The post, which in­cluded the hash­tags #pro­tec­tourkids and #showara­pist, went vi­ral and gen­er­ated huge na­tional in­ter­est in the wake of a 21-year-old man who has been ac­cused of al­legedly rap­ing a tod­dler (6) in a bath­room at Dros restau­rant in Sil­ver­ton, Pre­to­ria.

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