Dad accuses school of hiding sex abuse

2012-05-25 07:58
Cape Town - The father of a boy who was the alleged victim of a sexual assault at a high school rugby camp has slammed the school for downplaying the incident as “a prank”.

The man, who was not identified to protect the identity of his son, said the statement released by the school was intended to downplay the severity of the incident, to clear the boys involved and defend the school’s actions, reported the Cape Argus.

“Over the course of the weekend in question my son was a victim of a number of acts of school bullying…

“He was subjected to extreme embarrassment and shame in a hostile, abusive and intimidating environment.”
A criminal case was withdrawn although the Western Cape department of education was still investigating the matter.

The father said his son's safety and dignity had been severely compromised.
The boy was moved to another high school.

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