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Parktown Boys High's former assistant coach faces at least 160 charges

The 22-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting at least 20 pupils at the school.

FILE: Parktown Boys High School. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The State has revealed a former assistant coach at Parktown Boys High faces at least 160 counts ranging from attempted murder, exposure to child pornography and grooming.

The 22-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting at least 20 pupils at the school.

He was caught on CCTV camera fondling a 15-year-old teenage boy last November.

It revealed that about 22 under-age complainants have accused the former assistant water polo coach of serious crimes which include sexual assault, grooming and even attempted murder.

Following the shocking revelations that the former assistant coach abused at least 22 boys, the defence says it will now consider how to present its case.

The State submitted its indictment, a thick document with at least 160 counts, including grooming children for sexual activity and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

It’s not yet clear whether all alleged victims attended Parktown Boys High, but it’s understood they are all under 18 years old.

The State has asked the court not to include the indictment in its records as it contains the names of the young victims.

The case has been postponed to 8 September.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)