Professor arrested for raping homeless men

2012-01-06 14:40

Pretoria - A psychology professor at the University of SA (Unisa) has been arrested and appeared in court for the rape of two homeless men in Pretoria, police said on Friday.

"On Christmas Day he picked up two homeless men who lived in the field next to Menlyn Ford [car dealership]," Warrant Officer Annabel Middelton said.

The 52-year-old then took the men, aged 20 and 22, to his house in Garsfontein where he clothed and fed them and then allegedly raped them.

"He cleaned them up nicely... and then they apparently performed sexual favours for what he did for them."

The men reported the matter to the Garsfontein police station and he was arrested on December 26. Middelton said the man was also charged for trying to bribe the police officers who arrested him.

He may not be named until he has pleaded to the charges. He would remain in custody until his next appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on January 30, said Middelton.

  • chris.debeer1 - 2012-01-06 15:00

    Sound off to me!! I think they gave sex and then tried blackmailing him. Prof Do not Trust Male protetutes!!

      Theresa - 2012-01-06 15:02

      They were two (young) guys against a 52year old man.Something sounds a wee bit fishy.

      Buck - 2012-01-06 15:04

      Male Protetutes! I would'nt trust them either:)

      Juan - 2012-01-06 19:28

      The story doen't make any sence. What 2 men of 20 something would have been defenceless against a 52 year old man? This had to have happened with their consent, and therefore it couldn't have been rape, unless they were drugged of course

      Kim - 2012-01-07 11:37

      I thought I was the only one who thought there was something fishy with this story. Something really does not sound right here. Somebody has it in for the professor or the youngsters got less than they bargained for!!

  • Althea - 2012-01-06 15:01

    Nothing for free in this world!

  • Buck - 2012-01-06 15:02

    Hoping he meets Bubba in jail just doesnt do in this case!

  • liesl.hutchings - 2012-01-06 15:14

    Sounds like a pimp deal gone wrong...

  • Tshidiso - 2012-01-06 15:16

    I guess times are really tough#haha!

  • Clementine - 2012-01-06 15:20

    Do not....I repeat, do not take him to jail, this is exactly what he wanted

      Riaan - 2012-01-06 17:20

      If you don't have anything intelligent to say rather shut the f@ck up. Oh wait, that would mean that you'll have to stay mute for the rest of your life. Ass wipe

  • Barefoot - 2012-01-06 15:23

    And you say police need to go for psychological evaluation before being hired? who's gona evaluate them?

  • lilly.phogole - 2012-01-06 15:27

    poor old man wanted this pls let him be.

  • Truthis - 2012-01-06 15:35

    Rape? Seems like prostitution to me.

  • Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2012-01-06 15:40

    If he really raped them, i suspect he drugged them, cause i don't see how two men can be raped by one man.

      tony.fourie - 2012-01-07 09:10

      Well with the help of Viagra, a few shots of whiskey, and some time to hold hands and reflect between sessions, one confused middle aged man and two young healthy never know when the party will end, although you do know where...

  • Johan - 2012-01-06 15:41

    Exactly how is this rape? It boils down to prostitution. He "paid" them, and they performed the agreed upon "services" in return. How is a 52 year old (with his trousers around his ankles mind you), going to rape TWO strapping young men without at least one trying to break a bottle over his head? Please. They agreed to the business deal, and it was so concluded. Afterwards they probably started feeling either 1) embarrassed or 2) spiteful and laid the changes.

      coeniekukkuk - 2012-01-06 16:42

      Or wanted more money

      Johan Britz - 2012-01-06 16:45

      Yep, the timeless "wage dispute" excuse.

  • drishworth - 2012-01-06 15:41

    Pretty sordid story. Sounds though like a bit of blackmail...... quote "He cleaned them up nicely... and then they apparently performed sexual favours for what he did for them." That doesn't sound like rape to me - he gave them clothes and food and they gave him a BJ - fair exchange, I guess. Hope the truth prevails but the Prof's repuation is already tarnished - should've been more selective on where he went 'fishing'.

  • marcandre.daniels - 2012-01-06 15:45

    First they get cleaned up, clothed & fed and then they cry foul? They're either bloody stupid, or they're pissed off cos they didn't get enough out of the deal! What was the one doing while he was allegedly raping the other? Or did he violently throw himself on BOTH of them at the same time, rendering them helpless? Shame, poor victims of a sex crime....

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  • DjCapiche - 2012-01-06 15:53

    Quite sad that one assumes that a Professor is an intelligent being. . . guess not.

      barry.mcbride - 2012-01-06 17:22

      I think that a high IQ makes one clever, but a high combined IQ, EQ, and general knowledge makes one intelligent.

  • Cameronl - 2012-01-06 16:01

    I agree with what most of you are saying, a guy in his 50's versus 2 guys in their early 20's???? does not make sense at all? there is definately something wrong with this picture, lets wait to hear from the proffesor before casting judgement, maybe these 2 guys are talking crap. who actually knows

  • Jacques - 2012-01-06 16:02

    I can't see anywhere in the article that it was rape!?

      Johan - 2012-01-06 16:07

      Its only being reported on cause he is probably white. If he was a black china no-one would bat an eyelid and everyone would look the other way.

  • Markus - 2012-01-06 16:09

    Sounds to me like a KooKoo story..professor picked up to cheap whores and after the sex he gave them to less money..I guess...Cheap to trash him down here in the newspaper.How the hell can a man from 52 rape two (!) youngh ones...pppfff

      jowza1 - 2012-01-06 16:20

      a phyco professor,sequel to a nutty professor

  • William - 2012-01-06 16:24

    I am William Nkosi, I am worried about the rate of racism in this country, my question is until when. I do not take a side on this but for Thopa is is uncalled for to be a racist in this. Again all of you guys are racist and that shows you are still way back where racism was at its best. I think all of you guys have to go for classes in counselling really no need to be a racist in all this thing. PLease let people who will comment and make sense here comment please other than fighting blacks and whites please.

      Johan Britz - 2012-01-06 16:37

      Please explain to me what racism means? If you can.

      hcscheepers - 2012-01-06 16:46

      Well said William. - The colour of skin either way is TOTALLY irrelevant! Racism -Johan Britz is when people make judgements of character based on melanin content. - Usually due to a lack of education and / or self esteem.

      Johan Britz - 2012-01-06 17:00

      Hscheepers. Sorry, I don't think so. According to your logic if I second guess or make a judgment on a black that makes me a racist? Purely because I'm white and he's black? Nope. The definition I believe is more accurate is that racism is the insistence that any one given race is "better" than another in some way. Having an opinion doesn't make you a racist.

      Chabi - 2012-01-06 21:47

      Chill William... if you stick around this pages, you'll pick a colour sooner than later yourself.

      Apache - 2012-01-08 14:17

      "Its only being reported on cause he is probably white. If he was a black china no-one would bat an eyelid and everyone would look the other way" whats this?

  • William - 2012-01-06 16:26

    YOu gusy are all racists blacks and white you are all the same. you cannot comments like this even if a black or a whiet person did this it is really uncalled for. be it a white or a black.

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-06 19:47

      Good coment. I take it u passed matric this year. No offense bud.

      Johan - 2012-01-06 20:12

      Mike, and child abuse and infant rape is then the black man's burden. This week alone I counted FOUR young black kids raped by their family members or by their black pastors. What you doing in SA anyway by the way? Go back to your great leader Bob, please. Bye bye troll.

      Chabi - 2012-01-06 21:50

      Wrong Colour... it's white not Whiet, but trot along you are nearing the chequered flag, by the way its Black & White one.

  • Alistair - 2012-01-06 17:06

    @ Thopa, funny how you see professor and assume he must be white, so what you are really saying is there are no educated blacks in this country? just an observation......

      Nyiks11 - 2012-01-07 20:10

      There's plenty black professors Alistair , they are just not associated with the nocturnal practice of matanyola . . . .I think Thopa based his assumption on that Just an observation . . . .

  • Pixie86 - 2012-01-06 17:24

    i don't know whether to laugh or cry at this story! It seems ridiculous!

  • Robi - 2012-01-06 20:48

    I do n't understand this reporting. is he a woman professor or a male professor. How can he rape other men. i think there is error in reporting.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-06 21:09

      Robi, I love your innocence. Be careful out there!

      Riaan - 2012-01-06 21:13

      Yes, he is a women professor and he raped (raped!) two men.

  • Mabs - 2012-01-06 21:51

    The mind boggles.

  • masiela.Rudluv - 2012-01-07 00:27

    psycho,"he cleaned them up nicely"

  • jerry.pres - 2012-01-07 06:01

    I would like to see 52 years old man overpowered two 20 and 22 years young people and rape them.

  • Vusi - 2012-01-07 07:55

    He is a professor of pyschology he wanted to experiment

      Lara - 2012-01-07 08:02

      Dr Lecter, I presume.

  • Cathy - 2012-01-07 08:37

    I am so sick and tired of the pot calling the kettle black!

  • Dawie - 2012-01-07 09:18

    How can a 50y old man rape 2 twenty year old males. something doesn't adds up!!!! Business deal went south.....?

  • Mark - 2012-01-07 09:21

    Two against one !!! surely..they could have defended themselves against one man?..even if true they did it for money and then tried to extort more from the sick sh*t that did this..Thopa you are as ignorant as a primate..sorry mate insult to primates..go smoke some more of that mountain cabbage as it seems your brain is malfunctioning.

  • braamc - 2012-01-07 09:41

    Rent boys that didn't get paid enough

  • vmputa - 2012-01-07 09:45


  • Assis - 2012-01-07 10:16

    This is all a huge misunderstanding...they were all standing under the mistletoe and then custom.... dictates.

  • Comrade - 2012-01-07 10:25

    Sounds like utter lies and rubbish!!! lock these lying bastards in jail. Let them see what rape really is!!!

  • munyaradzi.ncube - 2012-01-08 09:06

    Whatever you want to call it, the three people are all adults who should have known excactly what they were doing. Most probably this learned professor offered these poor young men employment or something and they agreed to go with him. But what ever sexual acts they performed, they were fully aware. Otherwise they should have simply denied. Unless it was at gunpoint, i would guess everything was consensual.

  • Andries - 2012-01-09 02:05

    MMMmmmm...many things not clear here. Rape? No ways. A foiled burglary and now revenge? Ja,my bra. Jirre, why can a 52 year old fit man not see off two barey adult hooligans? It happens all the time. I bet you they got whipped and he got arrested.

      melissalarajones - 2012-01-10 17:55

      Um, what story are you commenting on, because it doesn't sound like the one I just read......???

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