Matric pupil in court for raping girl, 13

2012-09-06 11:36

Johannesburg - A matric pupil arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl at a Port Elizabeth school will appear in court on Thursday, The Herald online reported.

The incident allegedly took place in the boys' changing room during the morning break on Friday last week, at the Victoria Park High School.

The girl's parents, who cannot be named to protect her identity, reported the matter to the police on Monday.

According to detectives linked to the investigation, the 18-year-old boy, claimed the sex was consensual, which the law defines as statutory rape as he is classified as an adult.

Police spokesperson Captain Stanley Jarvis reportedly confirmed to the newspaper that last week's alleged rape had been reported to the police by the girl's parents.

The girl, who is in Grade 8, had informed one of her teachers after school on Monday, he said.

The teacher alerted the principal, who called the girl's parents and the police. A criminal case was then opened by the minor's parents and the accused was arrested on Monday.

Victoria Park High principal Michael Vermaak said that after he was made aware of the incident, the girl's parents and the authorities were notified.

"All the correct procedures were followed and the relevant parties contacted. We take the wellbeing of all the scholars very seriously and try our utmost to prevent any incidents from happening," he said.

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-06 11:58

    He claims she allowed it? Okay then, I say lets follow this story and see where it leads. I doubt very much a 13 Year old would say YES to that. Then again, in todays society one can never be sure. I have seen and heard of too many girls who scream rape just to be spiteful, lets allow this case to run its course before making judgements?

      Johannes - 2012-09-06 12:28

      I have seen MANY cases of women threatening men with rape charges because the man has cheated or lied. I also know of many girls getting pregnant at the age of 13 or even 12!! That means these girls start having sex in schools at 11. Not even joking. This could very well be a case of consensual sex. The boy then started hanging around other girls, and the young one just got jealous. Remember that she IS still very young. Teenagers are rather prone to irrational decision making. I'm not saying it wasn't rape, but this is certainly no clean cut case!

      Johannes - 2012-09-06 12:35

      The girls that get pregnant when they are 12,13,14 often threaten the boys and tell them that if they do not pay, they will say that he has raped her. Sometimes this pressure is even applied by the parents.

      brandon.mercer3 - 2012-09-06 14:02

      @Johannes - And sometimes Johannes rape... is just rape

      ingwe - 2012-09-06 15:21

      Do you understand what statutory rape is?

      Antipoaching - 2012-09-06 16:34

      Consensual sex or not, she is under-age so its rape (statutory rape: Statutory rape is sex below the age of consent. If a man has sex with you and you are younger than sixteen years old, which is the age of consent, he can be charged with statutory rape, regardless of whether you agreed to have sex with him or not.) So Johannes it actually is a clear cut case, she's under age, he had sex with her and as an adult he should have known better....

  • malinda.cassidy - 2012-09-06 11:58

    I am sick to my stomach. Today I have seen reports of rape on schoolgirls, grannies and a mute girl. When is this male agression / superiority / domination going to be dealt with in our society? WHEN EVERY CHILD GETS A GOOD EDUCATION! Insist on your government providing education and textbooks to ALL children

      sibiya.nqubeko - 2012-09-06 12:44

      LOL Dude, are you OK? #worried

      sarel.brits - 2012-09-06 12:49

      I find you comment disconcerting and narrow minded as Real Men don’t rape and being painted with the same brush as there useless turds is Extremely offensive, most probably your view of men have been formed by previous experiences or by a society where the Man as the head and caretaker of his family is wrongly being portrayed as Patriarchal and suppressing the female gender. A Man must make is wife / daughter’s fly not crawl. Education wise I am with you 100% but there it starts at home with the example that is set by a Father, that’s why the parents of these children should be held responsible and examples should be made of them

  • david.a.meyer.925 - 2012-09-06 12:09

    Consent is irrelevant in this case. The allegation is of "statutory rape".

  • kelvin.rams - 2012-09-06 12:13

    This country is full of stories day by day,hang the barstad wth his ball m tired wth dis raping cases

  • ben.mostert - 2012-09-06 12:20

    The laws we have, what we need is the systems/people to enforce it.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-09-06 12:23

    No one has the right to rape another human being, be they males or females. If found guilty, then he must face his prison term and I still say flogg these rapists in public.

  • juannepierre - 2012-09-06 12:26

    Straight people are disgusting.

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-09-06 12:29

    Yes this is bad,but there are a lot of Grade 8 girls going out with guys thats in matric,And girls these days are very slutty (not all of them).

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-06 12:40

      I cringe saying this, as i know it will spark a debate, but i do agree with you. Some girls are influenced into thinking they will be THE BOMB if they slept with a guy etc. I see so many young girls walkign around in Randburg and let me tell you, they act like they are experienced workers, if you get my drift? Its sad, very sad. But as i said in my earlier comment- lets see what comes of this, something just does not sound right to me,

      sarel.brits - 2012-09-06 13:10

      @ Shelly, point taken however even if you walk butt naked down Republic Road in Randburg NOBODY has the right to touch you, if we start to assign a point or reasons/excuses where it becomes justifiable to rape “She was wearing a mini therefore she was looking for it” you will find yourself on a slippery slope where any physical violence can be justified. How about I beat your face in because you looked at me funny or lets beat the crap out of gingers because.......well that would be a good reason in itself lol “just joking”. So in my humble view no touch unless invited.

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-06 13:27

      @sarel. agreed, but i was not referring to the way they were dressed, but more over the way they acted on the streets. & yes I do agree fully with the mini skirt statement. I have seen girls act like absolute tramps to get a guys attention. :-)

  • bond.ndalo - 2012-09-06 12:40


  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-06 12:51

    18 Years old - consensual sex when she was a minor - wow, we have more wise crack Malemas amongst us who know how to interpret the law.

  • becky.jamieson1 - 2012-09-06 13:03

    I believe that she consented to it and afterwards when she relized he wasnt interested in a relationship she got pissed off and claimed he raped her... Girls do it ALL the time. I have seen many Grade 8 learners dating Matric learners. When I was in Grade 8 I even dated a Matric learner. I blame her!

      brandon.mercer3 - 2012-09-06 13:23

      So in other words you are the root cause, so i blame you

  • Joubs1957 - 2012-09-06 14:04

    Hey What about the zulu king and his 14 year old bride????

  • Tawizee - 2012-10-16 15:35

    What happened to school children eating sandwiches during morning breaks?

  • Owen Daniel Simons - 2013-08-29 20:25

    This is one of the SICK manifestations of a society in which some of it's members think they can get away with crime. I find it APPALLING, and sincerely hope that the Justice system will "reward" this filth if the allegations are proved true...

  • Owen Daniel Simons - 2013-08-29 20:36

    We are all entitled to our own opinion, that is the cornerstone of our Democracy (Read: increasing Autocracy). The patriarchichal thinking of some men are that the some girls are sexually active since a very young age. Well Messrs. I have news for you. These children would not be sexually active if there are not SICKO's who seek to engage/entice/brieb/groom these innocent youngsters into sex, invariably some sort of rape.Make sense? Perhaps to tackle this from another angle. Not that long ago, our own President , Jacob Zuma was acquittted of rape. No, I did not rape her , he said. Sure, perhaps you had not raped the victim,the daughter of your friend. You had sex with her, despite the fact that you already have more than one wife, Mr. President. I find it SICKENING that many South African men wishes to show their manhood by engaging in many sexual affairs, often with youngsters, and more often involving rape. Recently, I spent time at Wynberg Court. On my way out, this man started talking to me.I did not ask his name, and would not recognise him if I saw him again. He had just appeared on charges of rape of a minor. He told me frankly : " She looked nice and why should I not rape her? She was nice and young". At the risk of sounding dramatic, I nearly threw a punch at him, and came close to throwing up over him. Such is the State of Our Nation.

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