Another teacher arrested on sex charges

2010-10-22 07:05

A teacher at a Krugersdorp high school, west of Johannesburg, has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing school girls, the provincial education department said.

“The police approached us on Tuesday to confirm whether he was employed at the school, and we confirmed that he was and then they arrested him,” Gauteng education spokesperson Charles Phahlane said.

“He appeared in court yesterday.”

The teacher was released on R5?000 bail.

He was arrested after schoolchildren laid charges with the police.

“The children went directly to the police,” said Phahlane.

This is the second arrest of a teacher on allegations of sexual assault in a week in Gauteng.

A Roosevelt High School, Johannesburg, teacher was arrested earlier this week on similar charges. His wife, who was a teacher at another school in the west of Johannesburg, committed suicide shortly after his arrest.

Phahlane said it was good that sexual abuse allegations in schools were being dealt with, but emphasised these were isolated incidents.?

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