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Professor in court for raping foster son

2012-11-15 11:40

Cape Town - A Western Cape professor has appeared in the Oudtshoorn Regional Court on charges of raping his mentally disabled foster son, the Daily Voice reported on Thursday.

The professor, 68, was granted R500 bail on Wednesday and told to return to court on December 7.

He was also ordered not to make contact with his 31-year-old son. He has pleaded not guilty to raping and sexual assaulting the man between December 2010 and February this year.

According to the report, clinical psychologist Tjaart van der Linde told the court the son had poor communication abilities and the mental capacity of a 10-year-old child.

The professor was the former head of an education centre for adults.

Comments
  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-11-15 11:50

    Doesn't get much lower than this! Grrr!!!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-15 12:22

      I hope they have more proof than just the word of this poor young man. If he really is that handicapped it may be hard to convince a judge.

      nomcebo.k.kubheka.3 - 2012-11-15 13:51

      Is it me or the justice system in our country is failing badly, I mean he gets R500 bail. This guy has a mind of a 10 year old chances are he wont be able to give much that could be used against the professor. Shame this is sad, the professor is a pervit sies man!

  • Lucyfire - 2012-11-15 11:50

    Bring on an apocalypse. This planet needs to start from scratch. No hope left

      Eterni80 - 2012-11-15 12:33

      21 12 2012 - tick tock..

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-15 11:51

    That's it , I give up trying to understand this world !

  • jeannine.deklerkbooysen - 2012-11-15 11:55

    R500 bail - shocking!!!!!

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-15 11:55

    R500 bail????!!!!! This man should not have gotten bail and then told to appear in court on the 7th??!!! Aaarg the Justice systems just gets to me at times why can't they all stick to the same rules rape is a criminal offence!!!!!! Well I hope he goes to jail forever makes me sick this country of rape!!!!

      gideon.walt - 2012-11-15 12:16

      He also isn't really a danger to society and not proven guilty. If proven guilty it would be some next level twisted!

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-15 12:27

      yes you both right he is innocent until proven guilty, I guess I'm just so tired of stories like these that I just vent my anger. There's rape everyday in this country!!!

  • Khutso Rele Mokgosi - 2012-11-15 11:56

    R500 bail? seriously?

      dudu.son.1 - 2012-11-15 13:47

      Its unbelievable, its a joke R500 ?

      mmathapelot1 - 2012-11-15 16:12

      We have a sick country and justice,bail of 500 from which court?

  • briana.scott - 2012-11-15 11:57

    R500 bail and come back in December !! How does this happen. Sick Bastard.

  • modernmetaphysicist.modern - 2012-11-15 12:07

    Shocking, R500 bail, this man is seriously ill, what is our world coming too!!!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-15 12:10

    Why out on bail of R500.00??? These sickos get off far too lightly even when found guilty. They should never be allowed back into society!

  • collet.letsoalo - 2012-11-15 12:11

    Proffessor, after all the learning that comes with acquiring degrees you failed to learn that raping is unacceptable?

  • Billy - 2012-11-15 12:23

    what?? a 68 year old man raped a 31 year old man, how?? what?!!?!? even if the guy is mentally disabled, he's still strong. ive seen some handicapped guys put up a real fight if they are upset about something.

      Msika - 2012-11-15 12:43

      Well, you don't know this particular one now, or do you??

  • leroy.reynolds.353 - 2012-11-15 12:26

    just do a medical exam to determine if he has been violated, that is step one to finding out the truth no?

  • John Mosimane Magodielo - 2012-11-15 12:28

    R500.00 bail ? the court cant be serious..!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-15 12:34

    rapists should be shot - not tried, or released on bail.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-11-15 12:44

    So what's new in this world, rape crisis is on going and the innocent suffer Hope they find the proof and this professor get punished.

  • siphobongohead - 2012-11-15 13:55

    Bail of R500 ???? Bail for drunken driving is higher than this.

  • olivia.duplessis.1 - 2012-11-15 15:59

    A 10 year old child has the ability to know when he is raped or abused. This man might be disabled but he will know if he was raped and sodomized.

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