The Parktown Boys High School assistant polo coach has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a sexual assault and an additional three years for a common assault.
First, Collan Rex, 22, faced 327 payments. However, he pleaded guilty to 144 cases of sexual assault and 12 counts of common assault. The court was convicted of some of the payments.
When releasing the sentence on Thursday, the interim Judge, Peet Johnson, stated that the discretion of placing a sentence in court and not the probation officer who produced a report stating that Rex had difficulties growing up .
"When sentencing a person, the court looks beyond personal circumstances," he said.
The judge said that he had also considered the fact that victims were suicidal. He said Rex's convictions were serious and directly related to behavior.
"The crimes you received were seriously guilty," he said.
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"I've never come across [a case where] a person has been convicted of such a sexual assault account. From facts, you can not be described in any other way but [as] sexually sexual offender and sexual bully, "he said.
Johnson added that the court did not believe that Rex was not aware of the consequences of his deeds.
He added that it must be assumed whether Rex would have continued operations if the host host did not come across the video presented to the court as evidence.
"You should not use the sentence to destroy, although you have not shown mercy to your victims," he said.
Johnson Rex described as a danger to society and children and ordered him to be added to the sexual offenses register.
Sentencing case was held in the High Court of South Gauteng, sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrates' Court, on Tuesday.
I was initially scheduled for September 17, but they were deferred as a prejudice officer's prejudice report excellent.
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Earlier on Thursday, the defendant introduced William Robertse's defense to the court in his closing arguments that the age of Rex should be considered when deciding on the sentence.
He introduced that – because Rex had been exposed to a culture of bullying, fought and touched his grandmothers during his time as a pupil at school – he did not see his place on his deeds.
Robertse added that the psychological effects and the effect that his victims had suffered could not be blamed solely on Rex. He said that the pupils and other teachers who had cheated the victims should also be responsible.
Johnson argued that if Rex did not cause any harm to the boys, why did he dry dry?
During the trial, it became apparent that Rex would dry-press the boys in their bedrooms.
State advocate, Arveena Persard, argued that the depression of boys should be considered. She said she was concerned that some of the victims were at a low deficit due to Rex's actions.
"We've been unfortunately that a matric pupil wrote his exams in a psychiatric organization," said Persard.
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Persaed should add Rex's sentence that the victims would have to live with trauma for the rest of their lives.
"The State's introduction to this court is that the effects of this crime are not limited to 17 victims," he said.
Persard said, at least, that the court should consider that it also deals with other siblings who were suffering from stress due to the events.
The number of people who suffered from this case gave to 68 people.
The advocate said that it is also a state's introduction that the accused's behavior is "an exciting, unpleasant, scary, control" treatment.