Teacher accused of rape

2016-05-31 06:00

A teacher at a school in Claremont, charged with raping a pupil, has been granted bail pending further investigation.

The 52-year-old science teacher handed himself over to police Thursday 26 May.

He has been accused of raping a 17-year-old pupil on several occassions.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut says the matter was reported on Wednesday 25 May.

“It is alleged the charges relate to as far back to 2014 where he repeatedly kept the learner back after school and he raped her in a classroom,” Traut says.

“The most recent incident happened on Thursday 19 May and we also made the principal of the school aware of the charges.”

The accused, a married man and father of two, was granted bail of R2000 in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday 27 May.

The case was postponed to Wednesday 29 June to allow the state to consult with the complainant.

Bail was granted on condition that he makes no direct or indirect contact with his accuser.

The teacher has also been forced to take leave.

The name of the school is withheld to conceal the identity of the teacher as he has not yet pleaded to the charges.

The teacher has been employed at the school since 2008.

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