Cape Town teacher charged with raping 12-year old pupil

rape7A Cape Town teacher is set to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday in connection with the multiple rape of a 12-year-old pupil, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said the 39-year-old primary school teacher, from Kraaifontein, was arrested earlier this week after the girl’s father approached the police.

“According to preliminary investigation, the victim was picked up by the suspect on six different occasions, over a period of several months, while the victim was on her way home from school,” he said.

“The suspect allegedly took her to his house where he raped her… at this stage it is not clear why the victim did not come forward earlier.”

Van Wyk said they were investigating the possibility of other pupils being sexually assaulted. – Sapa