Arrested: Teacher who raped pupil who didn’t want to be his girlfriend

2013-10-15 12:14

A teacher has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old pupil in Dutywa near Butterworth in the Eastern Cape.

The 24-year-old teacher was arrested yesterday at his house in the Ngabane area, said the police’s Captain Jackson Manatha.

Apparently he called the pupil on Friday evening asking her to return money he had given her.

When she arrived, her class teacher then asked her to be his girlfriend and when she ignored him, he dragged her to the nearby veld where he raped her, said Manatha.

The girl told her parents and a case was opened.

The teacher would appear in the Dutywa Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, he said.

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