Karate coach accused of rape

2011-11-18 14:41
Johannesburg - A woman claims she was raped by a Johannesburg karate coach accused of sexually assaulting nine of his students at his Douglasdale studio.

This was the testimony of police investigating officer, Joel Ngobeni, at a bail hearing in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The accused cannot be named until he has pleaded.

Ngobeni told the court he had been approached by two women who claimed they were also sexually assaulted by the coach.

He said a 35-year-old woman said she was raped by the instructor in 1988. She was 15-years-old at the time. The woman said the coach had taken her to a hotel and raped her.

He said the second woman claimed she was inappropriately touched by the coach in 2004.

The 49-year-old woman said the coach touched her breasts.

A man who used to work at the Douglasdale studio told Ngobeni he had witnessed some of the acts.

Nine students aged between 8 and 34 claimed the coach fondled their breasts and touched their private parts.

Magistrate Vincent Pienaar was expected to give his ruling on the instructor's bail application in the afternoon.
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