Bay teacher ac­cused in court

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

THE bail ap­pli­ca­tion of a 22-yearold for­mer sup­port staff em­ployee at Velden­vlei Pri­mary School will this morn­ing be heard in the Richards Bay Mag­is­trate’s Court.

James Millin ap­peared in the same court last week where his case was re­manded to to­day (Thurs­day).

He is fac­ing seven counts of sex­ual as­sault fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions that he in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched and fon­dled at least seven boys at the school.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Millin turned him­self in last week Mon­day and has re­mained in cus­tody since.

A mother of one of the vic­tims spoke to the ZO on con­di­tion of anonymity and said she was pleased that the mat­ter was now in court.

‘I’m happy that he’s fi­nally been ar­rested and with the way the case has been han­dled thus far.

‘We have re­ceived im­mense sup­port and anx­iously await the out­come of this case be­cause it has caused a lot of hurt for many fam­i­lies,’ she said.

The ZO broke the story last month in which an­gered par­ents were shocked by the star­tling rev­e­la­tions that came out fol­low­ing an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­ducted by Velden­vlei Pri­mary School into Millin’s con­duct.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Millin was ap­pointed by the School Gov­ern­ing Body as a sup­port staff em­ployee to teach com­puter classes.

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