Schoolboy rape 'a prank'

2012-05-13 09:06
Cape Town – The school at the centre of a scandal surrounding an alleged rape that took place during a high school rugby camping tour, has denied that any criminal activity took place during the camping trip.

Rapport reported that Edgemead High School described what happened as “a prank”.

The story made headlines last week after it was reported that a 16-year-old boy was raped by fellow rugby team-mates during an initiation-type incident while away on a rugby tour.

According to the boy’s parents, their son had been traumatised and they moved him to a different school.

The school said in a media statement that they had not received any proof of criminal actions – despite the boy’s father saying he had shown cellphone photographs of the incident to the school principal.

The statement released by the school claimed that media footage was incorrect and twisted and that players had wanted to play a prank on a fellow player.

The school said seven boys had been called before a disciplinary committee and had been “appropriately” punished.



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