Grahamstown schoolboy (6) raped again

2012-05-23 08:45

A six-year-old boy from Grahamstown who was raped several weeks ago has been sexually assaulted again – allegedly by the same assailant.

Details of the incident are sketchy, but according to residents and activists in the Eastern Cape town, the attack happened yesterday afternoon.

The little boy and his seven-year-old sister were both raped at their primary school several months ago.

A teacher at the school was suspended in the wake of the incidents, although the man was never criminally charged and police have insisted he was not a suspect.

The man implicated in yesterday’s attack is also linked to the school, but is not the teacher who was suspended.

In an email circulated among local activists, it was reported that the boy had been removed from George Dickerson Primary School, where the original attacks happened.

He moved to a pre-school in the same area.

The boy was using the same transport service as children from George Dickerson, a resident said in the email.

He was allegedly left outside George Dickerson between noon and 2pm yesterday and during this period, was raped.

Upon arriving home, his mother noticed he was in pain and the boy told her what had happened.

He said the same man who had raped him before had done so again, and identified the man.

The boy’s father opened a case at the Grahamstown police station at 8pm last night. According to local activists, the man identified by the boy was arrested last night.

Grahamstown police had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication.

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