Teens held for sexual assault

2010-11-17 00:00

TWO boys believed to be matriculants have been suspended from school for alleged sexually assaulting a grade 8 pupil.

One of the pupils, aged 19, is in police custody at Westville prison, while the other, aged16, has been released to his parents’ custody.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane could not confirm that the boys are pupils at Nqabakazulu Comprehensive High School as claimed by a source who contacted The Witness.

Zwane said the incident occurred on October 28.

He said the girl, aged 14, had just come out of school and was making her way home when she was approached by one of the boys.

He started chatting her up and she allegedly accompanied him to his house.

It is still unclear whether she went of her own free will or whether she was forced.

Zwane said that when the pair got to the house, they found the second boy there. The boys took turns to assault the girl.

A case of indecent assault was opened by the girl’s family the next day and the boys were arrested.

The boys’ names are known to The Witness.

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