Mossel Bay Kwanonqaba Rape

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Mossel Bay schoolgirl rape: Sharing the video could get you jailed

A suspect has appeared in court after a Grade 11 student was raped at a house party in Mossel Bay. The disturbing footage is now doing the rounds on social media.

Mossel Bay Kwanonqaba Rape

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One teenage boy has appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, after he was part of a group that allegedly raped a fellow classmate and filmed the whole incident. Two other youths from KwaNonqaba – aged 17 and 18 – are also wanted in connection with the incident.

Mossel Bay rape – latest news

We understand that the victim, aged 18, had attended a matric party with a few of her friends. After consuming alcohol, she became overly intoxicated and passed out at the property. That’s when these opportunists are accused of taking full advantage, before sharing their crime online. Bronagh Hammond is a spokesperson for the Western Cape Education Department, and she confirmed the news earlier

“The school was informed of the alleged incident yesterday morning and have made contact with the police. The allegations are extremely concerning and support will be made available to the victim on request.”

Bronagh Hammond

KwaNonqaba Police spokesperson, Ebram Kapp, revealed the more minute details:

“A case of rape is being investigated by our FCS unit here in Mossel Bay. We are investigating such a case. It was alleged that an 18-year-old was raped by other 18 year olds at a house in Georgie Street in KwaNonqaba.”

Ebram Kapp

What to do if you see the KwaNonqaba rape video

You don’t have to publish or upload the videos of the victim yourself to be held liable. If you choose to share or retweet any footage of a “sex tape” that has been leaked – particularly one that is depicting a crime – that’s enough to land you in hot water: We saw it with the Reiger Park scandal, and it reared its head again during the Fiona Viotti fiasco.

Anyone who shares sexually explicit images or video of another person without their consent could be held liable for crimen injuria or defamation. If convicted, both crimes can certainly land you with a hefty fine, but crimen injuria is the most likely to put you behind bars. Should you come across the aforementioned content, rather report it than implicate yourself in a crime. You also don’t want to jeopardise the victim’s anonymity.