UWC employee accused of raping 10 boys

2016-01-19 17:40
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Cape Town – A University of the Western Cape (UWC) employee faces both internal and criminal investigations over allegations that he raped 10 boys.

Western Cape police said the man was arrested and appeared in Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The alleged victims were between the ages of 8 and 13, said Captain Frederick van Wyk.

UWC confirmed that a contract staff member had appeared in court "for serious crimes". Spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo said the alleged crimes did not take place at the institution.

It was not immediately clear whether the man was in an administrative or teaching position.

The human resources department was investigating the matter.

"Internal processes are under way to determine what steps the university will take in dealing with the staff member," Tyhalibongo said, adding that they would await the outcome of court proceedings.

The man was expected to return to court in March for a formal bail hearing.

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