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Karate coach should get bail - cops

2011-11-29 13:16

Johannesburg - A police report on a Johannesburg karate coach accused of sexual assault does not indicate he should be denied bail, the Randburg Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.

Investigating officer Joel Ngobeni said there was nothing negative in the police report that would indicate the karate instructor could not be traced or would flee the country.

When asked what the police report said about bail, Ngobeni stated: "The docket suggested R3 000 bail."

Ngobeni was answering questions from the man's lawyer, Jacques van Heerden.

Accusations


The 68-year-old man is accused of indecently assaulting nine of his students. They claim he fondled their breasts and touched their private parts.

On Monday, the court heard that the students' parents were worried about the coach being granted bail.

Ngobeni testified that the students were attending counselling sessions and would fear for their safety if the instructor was granted bail.

The State said new allegations - including rape - against the coach emphasised why he should be kept in police custody.

Ngobeni told the court two more women had claimed they were sexually assaulted by the coach.

Comments
  • John - 2011-11-29 13:26

    if there is overwhelming proof keep him in jail

      Go - 2011-11-29 13:30

      Procold, its about time that idiots like him start sitting in jail permanently. This crap that they get bail needs to stop !! I have no problem with my tax being used to keep people like this in prison !

  • Barefoot - 2011-11-29 14:22

    But the headline did it have to be like that? news24 your headlines i find them rather misleading at times. u using them so that we can read the articles?

  • Barefoot - 2011-11-29 14:27

    The guy was in a comfort zone thinkin he can't be touched there are even women, he should be put comfortably in prison where he will certainly be touched. papa wag vir jou!!

  • Sharon - 2011-11-29 14:31

    lIKE I HAVE SAID BEFORE IF DEATH SENTANCE WAS BROUGHT BACK FOR RAPE AND INDECENT ASSULT OF MINORS THEN WE WILL HAVE MORE ROOM IN JAILS TO PUT OTHER CRIMINALS FOR REHABILITATION EG: ROAD RAGE, THEFT AND FRAUD

  • Siotine - 2011-11-29 15:48

    Lock this pervert paedophile up!

  • Samuel - 2011-11-29 15:53

    They should let his vicyims practice on him what he taught them (karate) Kick the sh*t out of him

  • Maureen Webster - 2011-11-29 18:10

    Overwhelming evidence . We don't need this pervert in society . Lock him up please.

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