GEORGE NEWS - The case against the former Glenwood House teacher who was arrested in August 2017 on a charge of sexual grooming of a minor was remanded to 25 June for plea and sentencing in the Thembalethu Regional Court.
After numerous postponements, the correctional supervision report was finally handed in on Monday morning, 29 April.
According to Joanne Barrett, spokesperson for Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA), these unnecessary delays are unacceptable.
"It is not acceptable to have court dates continuously postponed as more than enough time is dedicated to this department of correctional services to complete a supervision report. The insensitivity causes secondary and possibly tertiary trauma to the victim," she said.
The accused was arrested at his home in George following a thorough investigation by the George Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) after the victim, then 16, reported the incident to his parents.
Read previous articles:
- Sexual grooming: Teacher's case postponed
- Sexual grooming accused in court on 1 April
- Teacher to plead in December
- Former teacher to plead in December
- Teacher to plead in July
- Update: Teacher accused of sexual grooming
- Local teacher under house arrest
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