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Schoolboys rape fellow pupil, 14

2010-05-25 12:25

Uitenhage - A 14-year-old girl was raped, allegedly by her school friends, in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant-Colonel Priscilla Naidu said a group of pupils bunked school on Monday.

"They were partying at one of the pupil's houses, and at about 15:00, the eight boys escorted the girl home," she said.

"Police then noticed that the group were behaving suspiciously in the bushes near Willow Dam... when the children saw the police vehicle, they ran in different directions."

Police chased after the boys, who were then caught.

The girl was found lying unconscious in the bushes.

She was taken to hospital for treatment.

"Two boys, aged 15 and 18, were detained and charged for rape... the boys are in Grade 11 and 9 at same school as the victim."

Naidu said all the pupils were under the influence of alcohol at the time.