Teacher up for pupil's rape

2009-09-09 16:28

Johannesburg - A Free State teacher has appeared in court for the alleged statutory rape of a 14-year-old Grade Eight pupil, police said on Wednesday.

The schoolgirl was found to be pregnant when she was examined last week, said Sergeant Philani Mvuna.

The identity of the unborn baby's father was not known, he said.

The teacher is out on bail of R1 500.

Mvuna said hundreds of ANC Women's League members, Congress of SA Students members and pupils picketed outside the Frankfort Magistrate's Court during the teacher's appearance on Wednesday.

They later handed over a memorandum to the provincial justice and constitutional development department.

An earlier Sapa article incorrectly stated that the teacher was also facing charges of sexually abusing 10 pupils.