Guard arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 54 primary school girls

2017-10-11 10:23


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Johannesburg – A security guard at a Soweto primary school is expected to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly sexually assaulting up to 54 girls at the school, the Gauteng Education Department said.

He is due to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

Gauteng education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the man was arrested on Monday after a case was opened by two pupils - one in Grade 2 and one in Grade 6.

Mabona said the two girls reported that the incidents took place since February 2016. 

"Since the case has been opened, during interaction with learners it was then established that he [allegedly] assaulted 54 girls at the school."

Mabona said social workers and a team from the Gauteng Education department have been deployed to the school. 

"As you can imagine the case is quite sensitive and after investigations by our team we will have a better understanding of the situation at the school," he said. 

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