Batlile Phaladi
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5 Nov 2014
6:01 pm

School teacher arrested for raping 8 year old

Batlile Phaladi

A 20 year old primary school teacher was allegedly arrested for raping an eight year old learner in Tumahole, Free State.

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The school girl allegedly told her mother that her male teacher asked her to stay behind while other learners were leaving school and raped her.

Apparently the teacher promised the learner money in exchange for her silence.

Provincial police constable Peter Kareli said the child reported the incident to her mother when she arrived at her home from school.

“The child was taken to Parys Hospital and test confirmed that she was indeed penetrated. We immediately went to the school and arrested the teacher,” Kareli said.

The teacher will appear in Parys Magistrate court on Friday.