Teacher gets 4 years for statutory rape

2014-03-29 11:17

A former teacher from Mahikeng High School in North West was sentenced to four years in prison for statutory rape.

Geraldine Leonie Sheldon-Lakey (39) pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old boy, Beeld reported today.

The Molopo Magistrates Court granted Sheldon-Lakey leave to appeal her conviction and sentence. Her bail was extended pending the outcome of the appeal.

The married mother of two was fired from the school in December 2012 when the school’s governing body found her guilty of indecent behaviour.

According to the newspaper, North West premier Thandi Modise praised the boy’s mother for finding photos and voice recordings on her son’s cellphone which proved Sheldon-Lakey had an improper sexual relationship with the teenager.

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