16 rape cases against coach

2014-03-06 09:03
Soccer ball (File)
Cape Town - A soccer coach from the Free State has been arrested for allegedly raping 16 boys during training camps he held at his backyard shack.

According to the IOL website, the alleged crimes took place between 2010 and last month.

The 16 boys are from various primary schools in Oranjeville, outside Sasolburg in the Free State.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Sellwane Mapamela, said the 33-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after 16 boys aged between 13 and 16 claimed he had raped them.

Mapamela said the boys told the police that the coach threatened to kill and bewitch them if they reported him.

Police have opened 16 cases of rape, with the suspect to appear in the Heilbron Magistrate’s Court in due course.

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