Johannesburg - Angry parents of boys who fell victim to Parktown Boys sex pest Collan Rex were not happy that their children's abuser got off "lightly".
The parents were reacting after Rex was convicted of 156 counts of widespread sexual offences and assault on the schoolchildren during a reign of terror which lasted from 2015 and 2016 at the school's premises.
On Friday at the South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Ekurhuleni, Judge Peet Johnson found Rex guilty on 144 counts of sexual assault and 12 of assault. There were a total of 17 victims which Rex abused. Rex faced 327 counts when his trial began in August.
The State had also charged Rex with attempted murder, rape, sexual grooming and exposing minors to pornography, which he was found not guilty of.
Judge Johnson found that Rex had not shown an intention to kill any of the children and that the attempted murder charges be changed to assault.