Karate coach pleads guilty to sex charges

2012-11-19 17:22

Johannesburg - A karate coach has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual assault in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday.

Gauteng spokesperson Phindile Louw said the 68-year-old coach pleaded guilty on Friday.

"The accused pleaded guilty on 10 counts of sexual assault. However, no plea bargaining was reached," she said.

"Arguments will be heard in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court and the court will make a decision on his sentence."

Louw said the date has not been set yet.

Instructor for 43 years

The Fourways dojo owner is accused of inappropriately touching 11 of his students and former students. One woman claims he raped her as a teenager. His youngest accuser is eight.

The man, who has been a karate instructor for 43 years, was arrested last year when four of his students opened cases at the Douglasdale police station.

Louw said the charge of rape was dropped by the NPA in Gauteng as it happened in a different area.

"As the NPA in Gauteng, we only have jurisdiction on cases that happen in our province. The rape happened outside our jurisdiction."

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-11-19 17:38

    Off to prison, chop chop.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-19 19:10

      Chop it off...

      albert.m.burger - 2012-11-19 19:35

      Wax on wax off says his new cell mate

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-11-19 17:50

    What a sicko!

  • Africa21stcentury - 2012-11-19 18:01

    . 20 years for sexual assault ! plus 50 years for abusing trust !!

  • alan.ingram.355 - 2012-11-19 18:04

    This case has been going on for a year or two when are we the public going to know his name ????

      danie.malan - 2012-11-19 18:12

      Yes, he has pleaded and there is no excuse for not releasing his name!

      Onke Mdingi - 2012-11-19 18:18

      Whoever he is, he must be stripped of his 'tittle' and never again shall he practice as an instructor or trainer what so ever.

  • richard.louw.906 - 2012-11-19 18:07

    Yes, when will we know this sick fker's name? I am sure a lot of parents out there would like to know so we can keep our kids away from somebody like that.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-20 06:35

    chop it off I agree!!!! And this guilty mans name is? so when he finally gets released we all know who to avoid and not to send our kids to!!!

  • nadia.deklerk.7 - 2012-11-20 06:47

    Highest disrespect to our sport and discipline!

  • kyle.buitendag - 2012-11-20 07:42

    Only stuff up here is he will be able to look after himself in there, wanna see which baba is gonna try there luck........piece of crap should have hes nuts cut off

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