Court: Teacher appears on rape charges shortly after his friend, rape-accused principal

2009-06-16 00:00

A SCHOOL teacher was arrested and appeared before the Camperdown Regional Court on charges of raping a minor yesterday.

He was relased on R1 500 bail.

The teacher’s appearance comes within weeks of similar charges being brought before the same court against a principal for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

Police could not confirm the charge, but The Witness has learnt that the teacher, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, will be appearing in court again in two months.

A close source said he will be required to report to the police every day until then.

The Witness has also established that the accused principal is a close friend of the teacher, who is a former teacher at his school.

The principal was arrested and charged on April 2 for allegedly raping an orphaned pupil in March.

The principal was only finally suspended last month.

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