Tuesday, August 20, 2019

13-year old boy with Down’s syndrome allegedly r.a.p.e.d by teacher who is still allowed to teach

A 13-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome was allegedly r_ped in a classroom by a member of staff.

The incident is said to have happened on August 5 after the member of staff allegedly locked him in a room.

According to the boy's mother, her son was told to leave school for three months while an investigation got underway.

The staff member however was reportedly allowed to return to work at the school in East Rand, east of Johannesburg.


The boy's mother, who has not been named to protect the boy's identity, said she arrived at the school to pick up her son, but found he wasn't in his usual waiting spot.

She claims her and a friend then bumped into the accused teacher who allegedly led them to a classroom the youngster was locked in after saying he must have fallen asleep.

The mum told Sowetan Live: "I was frantic when I didn't find him where I usually pick him up."

"We walked around the school calling out his name but he did not respond. I was scared and confused and didn't know where else I would look for him."

After bumping into the accused teacher, she said: "He offered to help us find him, saying that my son was probably asleep in one of the classrooms."

She said the teacher then opened the door and her son came out immediately.

The mum said her son was acting strangely at home and she was horrified when she took his clothes off to find blood and semen stains.

The boy was taken to a clinic where medics reportedly confirmed he had been raped.

After reporting it to the school, the mum says she was "upset" at the school's decision not to suspend the accused teacher.

She said: "What upset me was the school's decision not to suspend the man who did this but told me to keep my son at home until the investigation was finalised."

A police and internal school investigation is underway.

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