'Cruel predatory' teen terrorised girlfriend

2012-07-24 10:21

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Bloemfontein - A 17-year-old Welkom teenager has been described as a “ruthless, cruel predator who terrorised his victim to such an extent that her mother thought she would commit suicide”.

Die Volksblad reported that the matric boy had assaulted and terrorised his girlfriend for two years, forcing her to taking a picture of her naked breasts, which he then sent out to hundreds of people to punish her and sending her pictures of weapons with which he threatened to kill himself.

He also assaulted two other girls and sexually molested them.

The teenager received a suspended sentence of 18 years along with correctional supervision and house arrest as well as having to do several counselling programmes.

Court documents told of a boy who was obsessively jealous and tried to control his girlfriend, threatening to kill himself and to have her raped by his gardener unless she did his bidding.

The girl was apparently covered in bruises and lost 3kg in two weeks, causing her mother to take her to the doctor.

As a result of the victimisation, the girl became depressed and withdrawn and she lost her prefect status after the pictures of her breasts were circulated.

Prosecutor Charmaine Labuschagne slammed the school for ignoring the boy’s obvious problems.

“The school knew the accused displayed sexually deviant behaviour but only gave him a choice whether he wanted to stay on in the school or not.

“The victim’s life was ruined and she had to use antidepressants. He simply went on with his life and got a new girlfriend to whom he did the same things.”

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