ARTICLES RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT

'He remains a learner and she remains an educator' - parliamentary committee on Bishops teacher sex claims

2019-10-18 14:11

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Basic Education says that while an 18-year-old Bishops Diocesan College pupil involved in a reported relationship with a 30-year-old teacher is of legal age of consent, he is also still a school pupil and there are power dynamics at play.

Call to suspend Cape Town cop accused of sexually assaulting woman in her home

2019-10-17 16:20

A Cape Town police officer who is out on bail after allegedly forcing a woman to perform a sexual act on him, should be suspended while the criminal investigation is under way, the local community policing forum says.

'It is illegal' - former Bishops teacher's lawyer warns against sharing lewd video allegedly of client

2019-10-17 11:47

The lawyer for former Bishops Diocesan College teacher Fiona Viotti, who is accused of serious sexual misconduct involving a pupil, says he is investigating a reported leak of an alleged lewd video of her, and has warned that sharing it is illegal.

OPINION: What's Nick Mallett got to do with it?

2019-10-16 11:38

The South African Press Code emphasises that the media shall "take care to report news truthfully, accurately and fairly". George Claassen asks if it was unfair to name Mallett at all in a case of alleged misconduct that clearly has no relevance to him?

Lesufi shuts down exclusive Gauteng dance school following sexual abuse allegations

2019-10-11 11:32

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has said he would close down the exclusive Tebogo Kgobokoe Arts Academy following allegations of sexual assault and grooming.

British PM on defensive again over groping claim

2019-09-30 19:55

Britain's Boris Johnson is known for his colourful love life but the accusation he grabbed a young woman's thigh when he was a magazine editor risks a scandal as he seeks to unite his party over Brexit.

Man arrested for allegedly drugging, raping Joburg student at party

2019-09-30 10:52

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old student while she was passed out after she was seemingly drugged.

Bryanston High sports coach: Delays in sexual assault case reigniting 'trauma' for victims - WMACA

2019-09-26 15:26

Victims of a former Bryanston High School sports coach, who was dismissed after a disciplinary panel found him guilty of sexual harassment and financial mismanagement, are traumatised by delays in his criminal case.

NPA withdraws sexual assault charges against Marius Fransman

2019-09-18 14:35

The NPA says it has withdrawn sexual assault charges against former Western Cape ANC chairperson Marius Fransman.

Dros rape: Nicholas Ninow to hear his fate

2019-09-16 05:31

Nicholas Ninow, who has pleaded guilty to raping a seven-year-old girl, is expected to hear his fate in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

 

Bishops teacher sex allegations: School boys have a right to be safe too, say MPs

2019-10-17 16:39

The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities says it is concerned about the allegations of serious sexual misconduct against a teacher at elite Cape Town private school Bishops Diocesan College.

Bishops teacher: 'She was a very sweet girl, so we are all very shocked', parents say amid sex claims

2019-10-17 14:55

Parents of Bishops pupils have expressed shock over allegations that ex-sports coach Fiona Viotti had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old matric pupil.

‘He provided for us – so my mother let him abuse me’

2019-10-16 14:07

"He kept on abusing me, and started saying that I belonged to him."

'Stressed' Bishops teacher accused of affair with pupil hires top defence lawyer

2019-10-14 13:38

An investigation is under way by Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town following reports that a school teacher had engaged in a sexual relationship with a matric pupil, says top Cape Town lawyer William Booth, who is assisting her.

North West man allegedly repeatedly raped stepdaughter left in his care, court hears

2019-10-10 19:20

A North West man who was left to care for his partner's three young children allegedly repeatedly raped one of them, the Stilfontein Magistrate's Court has heard.

UK prime minister's office denies Boris Johnson sexual advance allegations

2019-09-30 14:28

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office has denied allegations he made unwanted sexual advances towards two women 20 years ago.

Al-Noor orphanage: Warrant of arrest issued after second accused fails to show up at court

2019-09-27 13:21

The Cape Town Magistrates' Court has issued an immediate warrant of arrest for the 26-year-old man facing various assault charges relating to the Al-Noor Orphanage Centre in Cape Town.

Making sexual offenders registry public a 'recipe for disaster' - legal expert

2019-09-24 09:13

Following the high prevalence of violence against women and children in the month of August, the question over whether the sexual offenders registry should be open to the public has been brought to the fore.

Frustration as Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow will only hear sentence next month

2019-09-16 17:41

Cheers for Nicholas Ninow’s conviction for raping a seven year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria, soon turned to frustration as the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria postponed the matter for sentencing proceedings.

KZN serial rapist who threatened victims with knife sentenced to seven life terms

2019-09-14 22:08

A 32-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man who threatened his victims with a knife before raping them was sentenced to seven life terms in prison, police say.

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