Deputy principal held for sexual assault

2013-08-22 14:32

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Johannesburg - A school deputy principal has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Knysna, Western Cape police said on Thursday.

He was arrested on Wednesday night after the girl's mother laid a charge, Captain Malcolm Pojie said.

"It is alleged that the victim and another learner were called to assist the suspect with the dissemination of letters to the parents [on Monday during school hours]," Pojie said.

The deputy principal allegedly molested the girl after the second pupil had left.

"The principal of the school caught him red-handed..."

He told the mother what happened and she laid a charge of sexual assault. The man was expected to appear in the Knysna Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of sexual assault.

The investigating officer would oppose bail at the first appearance, Pojie said.

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