UPDATE: Parktown Boys coach accused of sexual assault is set to appear in court

A man accused of sexually abusing teenage boys at Parktown Boys High originally appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court on the morning of 10 May. The case was postponed to 11 July to allow for further investigation.

UPDATE: The accused will appear in court next week Wednesday, 19 July.  The prosecutor requested that the case be postponed as the indictment is not yet ready. The indictment is necessary so that the case may be transferred to the High Court.

 

The 22-year-old man who has been accused of sexually assaulting over 20 students from Parktown Boys’ High will appear at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court this morning on 11 July.

The man, who was a former assistant water polo coach at the school, was allegedly caught on CCTV footage sexually assaulting a student. A hostel master at the school came across the man, who is also an assistant boarding master, fondling a student on CCTV footage of a hostel common room. The principal of the school, Kevin Stippel and the chairman of the school’s governing body, Nicholas Greyling were called in to review the footage.

“The police were contacted and the perpetrator was arrested. He has since been charged with sexual abuse of minors and is awaiting trial. The school banned him from the property pending a hearing but he resigned with immediate effect,” said Greyling, who added that the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) was contacted and have been involved throughout this process.

The man was arrested in November last year and released on R3000 bail. The Rosebank Killarney Gazette is currently at the court.

 

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