No justice for boy, five, ‘gang-raped at South African school by four nine-year-old boys who told him “you’ll be our dog” as they took turns assaulting him’
The victim was allegedly attacked in a classroom as he was about to leave school
The five-year-old boy was gang-raped at South African school by four nine-year-old boys who told him “you’ll be our dog” as they took turns assaulting him’
His mother claims four boys pushed him into the room and undressed him
She grew suspicious when he did not return from school at the usual time
Victim’s mother, 29, said school authorities had rebuffed her efforts at redress and told her to take up the case with police
Police told her they could not open a case
Age of criminal responsibility is 10 in South Africa, – children younger than that cannot be prosecuted or convicted of crimes
‘You’ll be our bitch’ – There will be no consequence for 4 nine-year-olds who took turns sexually assaulting a five-year-old boy at a school in South Africa
A five-year-old boy was raped by four nine-year-olds who took turns assaulting him at a school in South Africa, it is alleged.
The youngster was attacked in a classroom as he was about to leave school, his mother claims, with one boy allegedly telling him: ‘You’ll be my dog’.
The mother said she grew suspicious when her son did not return home for hours after his usual finishing time.
When he finally returned, he told her what had happened, she explained to South African newspaper Sowetan.
According to her son’s account, the four older boys pushed him into a classroom where they undressed him and took turns raping him.
One of them allegedly told him in Zulu that ‘you’ll be my [female] dog’.
The boy was allegedly assaulted at Fakukhanya Primary School in Ekurhuleni, near Johannesburg.
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Since the alleged attack, the boy had become ‘violent among other kids’ and refused to go to school last week, his mother said.
‘I took him to the local clinic and even though they said there was not much damage I am still very worried about my son’s state of health,’ she said.
The mother, 29, said school authorities had rebuffed her and told her to take the case to police.
However, police told her they could not open a case.
The age of criminal responsibility is 10 in South Africa, meaning children younger than that cannot be prosecuted or convicted of crimes.
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