Matric pupil held after video of girl's rape at party is shared with learners
Cape Town - Police in Mossel Bay have arrested a Grade 12 pupil over the rape of a Grade 11 girl at a party at the weekend.
According to police, the incident was filmed on a cellphone camera and the footage was shared with several children from the school.
The 17-year-old Matric pupil, who is one of three suspects, was arrested on Monday night and made his first appearance at the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
It is believed the girl fell asleep after drinking at the party. When she woke up, she discovered that she was undressed and had been raped. A friend showed her the footage of the incident.
"The school was informed of the alleged incident yesterday morning and have made contact with the police. The allegations are extremely concerning and support will be made available to the victim on request," said Director of Communications at the Western Cape Education Department, Bronagh Hammond in a statement.
Hammond told IOL that the school has agreed to co-operate with the police investigation.
The victim has laid a rape charge at the KwaNonqaba police station and the video is currently in their possession.
KwaNonqaba police are still searching for two 18-year-old boys who were also identified from the video.