Sexual-mutilation assault on Paarl youth

 Sexual-mutilation assault on Paarl Afrikaans matric pupil Dawid-Hendrik Roux (15) Feb1 2011 http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Aangeval-in-sy-koshuis-20110204

2011-02-04 Paarl. Dawid-Hendrik Roux, 15, an Afrikaans grade 10 pupil at the High School Gymnasium in Paarl, was attacked by a group of unknown people who flash-trashed his room and launched a sexual-mutilation assault on the youngster. He was asleep in his  McFarlane Hostel room on Tuesday February 1 when the assault took place.

Roux DawidHendrik 15 sexual mutilation assault Paarl Gymnasium HS Feb32011Two years earlier, he also was attacked in his room, sustaining a concession when an unknown person came in and bashed him over the head.

His two roommates said the aggressive assault was ‘over in a flash’ before they’d even had a chance to fully wake up. Roux, 15, also was asleep between 1 and 2am when ‘an unknown group of people entered his room and assaulted him, bashing so hard on his sexual organs that he requires surgery to restore the blood flow to one testicle,’ said his father Riaan Roux of Ashton.

His son was still so terrified and upset since that time that doctors were unable to operate. They wanted him to calm down first. The sexual-mutilation attack has left his son ‘extremely fearful’ and he couldn’t say anything coherent about the people who’d attacked him.

Burger journalist Jan Gerber reported that Dawid-Hendrik is in a Somerset-West hospital for surgery to repair the blood-flow to a testicle. His father suspects that the attackers must have come from inside the hostel because the security is very strict for outsiders. This is the second time that his son was attacked this way: two years ago someone entered his room and bashed him over the head so hard that he sustained a concussion.

Mr Roux has notified the West Cape education department and also tried to launch an assault charge at the local police station: they advised him to lodge the complaint ‘only when your son is available’. The departmental spokeswoman Ms Millicent Merton acknowledged that they are investigating the assault. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Aangeval-in-sy-koshuis-20110204

 

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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