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The former Parktown boy's high-level assistant trainer gets 23 years in prison



Former Parktown boyhood high school assistant water polo trainer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assault and another three years in the case of routine attacks.

Collan Rex, 22, originally encountered 327 payments. However, he found guilty in 144 sexual assaults and 12 assaults. The court acquitted him of some accusations.

Judge Peets Johnson said on Thursday that the imprisonment would be before the court, not the probation service, who drafted a report stating that Rex is having difficulty growing.

"When sentencing a person, the court looks outside of personal circumstances," he said.

The judge said that he also took note of the fact that there were victims who were subject to suicide. He said that Rector's beliefs are serious and directly related to his behavior.

"The criminal offenses you are guilty of are serious," he said.

"Serial sexual offender"

"I've never met [a case where] a person has been convicted of so many sexual assaults. You can not describe the facts in any other way, but rather [as] a serial sexual offender and a sexually violent person, "he said.

Johnson added that the court did not consider Rex to be aware of the consequences of his actions.

He also added that he would have to worry if Rex would have continued his activities if the hostess of the hostel had not encountered a video submitted to the court as evidence.

"The punishment should not be used to destroy you, although you have not shown mercy to your victims," ​​he said.

Johnson described Rex as a threat to society and children and ordered him to add a sex offense record.

The sentencing process was held at the South Gauteng High Court, at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, on Tuesday.

They were originally scheduled for September 17, but were postponed because the probation officer's pre-trial report was outstanding.

"Nothing wrong with his actions"

On Thursday, a defense lawyer, William Roberts, has filed his case with his closing arguments that the age of Reksa should be taken into account when setting a sentence.

He argued that – as Rex at one time was a bullying student, a bout and touching his genitals, he did not see anything wrong with his actions.

Roberts added that the psychological impact and the impact of its victims should not be blamed on Rex alone. He said that other trained students and teachers should also take responsibility.

Johnson said that if Rex does not mean jokes for boys, then why did he save them?

During the trial, it turned out that Rex would dress in the boys' dormitory rooms.

State lawyer Arveen Persard said that boy's depression should be taken into account. She said she was worried about the fact that some of the victims were anti-repressive because of Rex's actions.

"Unfortunately, we heard that the student had written exams in a mental institution in the matrix," Persard filed.

"Proposed action"

The Rector's sentence added to the constitution should reflect the need for victims to be traumatized in the rest of their lives.

"It's a national statement to this court that the consequences of this crime are not just 17 victims," ​​she said.

Persard said that the court should at least consider that it also deals with other brothers and sisters who suffered from stress due to incidents.

She raised the minimum number of people who suffered from this incident, up to 68 people.

The lawyer said that the state also claimed that the accused was "conceived, inhuman, shocking, manipulating and cruel".


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