'Sex pest' teacher due in court

2013-11-06 07:27

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Johannesburg - A Johannesburg teacher who was suspended for allegedly sending a 16-year-old pupil a naked picture of himself is expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The teacher was arrested in August.

Eyewitness News reported earlier that the teacher was out on bail after the mother laid criminal charges against him.

The Gauteng education department reportedly said an independent investigation had been launched into the school and the district office's handling of the case.

"The teacher is suspended and we have put in place an independent investigation that will cover all circumstances regarding this case," spokesperson Gershwin Chuenyane was quoted as saying at the time.

"The department will be guided by the outcome of the investigation on what action to take."

According to the report, the teacher engaged in a late-night WhatsApp chat with the boy's mother on 30 July, thinking it was him. The teacher allegedly sent numerous sexual images and made sexual suggestions.

The mother saw an image of a man sitting naked in a bathtub appear on the screen of her son's cellphone, it was reported.

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