A scholar patroller who allegedly sexually assaulted dozens of school children is on trial at the Protea Magistrate's Court. PHOTO: Lindi Masinga/ANA

Johannesburg - The mother of one of the girls allegedly raped by former Soweto primary school scholar patroller Johannes Molefe on Wednesday told the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court that she initially heard of the alleged assault on pupils through the media.

The mother said her daughter began crying while they were watching the news and told her that she was touched by Molefe.

Molefe is facing three charges of rape and 11 of sexual assault for incidents that allegedly occurred in 2017.

"She sat on my lap and demonstrated what Mkhulu [uncle and the name pupils used to call Molefe] did to her and she said Mkhulu brushed her thighs then put his hand in her panty then put his finger in her vagina."

The mother told the court that she made a statement to the police after her daughter told her that Molefe had touched her.

"She told me on the 12th October 2017," the mother said while testifying.

The mother said the girl said she was scared and Molefe said she should not tell anyone or he would injure her family.

She said that she recalled that a month prior, the girl told her that her vagina was sore. This made her think that that was when the incident occurred.

"When she said her vagina was sore I took it that she picked up something from the toilets at school so I gave her medication," the mother said.

African News Agency (ANA)