NC teens charged with sexual assault

It’s alleged the teens sexually assaulted a fellow learner with an object.

The boys are aged between 14 and 19. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - According to a report in the City Press, four boys are expected to appear in the Jan Kempdorp Magistrates Court in the Northern Cape today on charges of rape and assault.

It's alleged the youths, aged between 14 and 19, sexually assaulted an 18-year-old fellow learner with an object.

The attack took place at a hostel at an agricultural high school in the area.

A video of the incident has surfaced prompting authorities to take action.

It's believed the attack was racially motivated.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Dimakatso Mooi says the incident was part of an initiation ritual.

"It is alleged that on Sunday at about 9.30pm the suspects entered the victim's room. As part of an initiation process in the school, they stripped him naked, tied his hands and feet and laid him on the bed face down."