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16-year-old student arrested for sexually assaulting teacher

By Mason White 3:11 PM October 27, 2013
 

By: John Roberts
A teenager is accused of sexually assaulting his teacher in class.

A teacher in South Africa, told police that she was sexually assaulted by her student after she ordered him to stay late after class.

The teacher in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, said she was sexually abused by her 16-year-old student in her classroom.

The school and its governing body did not want to comment on the incident and referred questions to the Gauteng Department of Education.

Gauteng education spokesperson Gershwin Chuenyane confirmed the incident, which happened in the teacher’s classroom on Monday.

Chuenyane said that the student was arrested, but was released to the custody of his parents. He was also suspended from school for seven days.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Lungelo Dlamini also confirmed that the incident is being investigating. Dlamini said that statements were taken from the teacher, student and others, who witnessed the incident.

The case was handed over to the National Prosecuting Authority in order to determine whether the student will be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, the teacher is said to be receiving counseling for trauma.