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The legal team of alleged sex abuser Darren Goddard has accused police investigators of only bringing forward evidence which implicates Goddard in the matter.
Two teachers on Monday told the Pietermaritzburg high court that school guidance counsellor Darren Goddard mainly counselled “white boys”, even though the school is multi-racial.
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A medical doctor says he found signs suggestive of sexual assault on at least four school boys who claim to have been victims of alleged sex abuser Darren Goddard, and one boy was prescribed medication for a sexually transmitted disease.
The former principal of the school where alleged sex abuser Darren Goddard worked as a counsellor has admitted to leaking confidential information to a private investigator working for Goddard’s family.
The trial of former school counsellor charged with the rape and sexual assault of young boys has been postponed to December 3.
A 14-year-old boy believes he was once given something in his coffee by Darren Goddard that made him sleep and that he was raped that same night.
Another boy who was allegedly sexually assaulted by school counsellor Darren Goddard said “he was a good man and then he decided to do naughty things”.
A young boy became tearful on Tuesday after reading a letter which he allegedly wrote by himself vividly describing what his former school guidance counsellor, Darren Goddard, did to him.
Although a nine-year-old boy could not remember what he told police and a psychologist, he was unyielding in his assertion that his guidance counsellor had sexually abused and raped him.
The arresting officer in the Darren Goddard case has alleged that Goddard had appeared to want to evade arrest.
A mother's feelings of appreciation towards her little boy’s guidance counsellor changed to concern when she heard about the “games” they played during their sessions together.
A Tearful mother on Tuesday told the Pietermaritzburg high court that rape accused Darren Goddard had confessed to her that he had touched her son inappropriately.
A paediatrician on Wednesday told the Pietermaritzburg high court that a boy who had been referred to her by Darren Goddard showed signs of being sexually abused.
A 13-year-old boy has described being allegedly sexually molested several times when he stayed at the home of and slept in the same bed as former school guidance counsellor Darren Goddard.
The defence advocate for former school counsellor Darren Goddard suggested to a 14-year-old boy on Wednesday that he’d had “sexual contact with someone else” but was (falsely) blaming Goddard for what was done to him.
A young boy on Monday denied that he told anyone that a “coloured” man had abused him.
A boy on Wednesday maintained under cross examination that whatever he told the high court was done to him by his former school guidance counsellor is the truth.
A 12-year-old boy being cross-examined by the defence advocate representing former school counsellor, Darren Goddard, who is charged with rape and sexual assault, testified on Thursday that he never saw the teacher’s private parts.
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