Five opportunistic students have emerged in the sex scandal that rocked Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch, Cape Town, in October.
Of the five alleged men, two are currently in matric, another is a gr. 11 man and two others have already finished school.
One of the former men is apparently already a father himself and now lives overseas.
The other former student is a student at one of Cape Town’s universities.
Allegations that a married teacher from the school, Fiona Viotti, 30, had a sexual relationship with a school student, came out in the media on the weekend of October 12.
Viotti, who was also the school’s water polo coach, resigned from the school immediately after allegations of sexual misconduct came to light.
She apparently had a relationship with a matric boy (18). The relationship apparently soured when he wanted to end it.
The school announced Viotti’s resignation in a letter to parents on Saturday, October 12, because of her alleged relationship with “some of our boys”.
Viotti represented South Africa’s water polo team in the Commonwealth Games in 2006, and then became the water polo coach at the school.
Reliable sources said Thursday that senior police officers from the Western Cape unit against family violence, child abuse, and sexual offenses visited the school shortly after the news broke.
The school was apparently asked for the contact details of the parents of the pupils who came forward. The sources said police wanted to contact the alleged victims to hear their side of the story and also to determine exactly how old the pupils were when the alleged sexual misconduct occurred.
Principal Guy Pearson apparently refused to give any details of the boys to the police.
He allegedly told police the boys were already 16 years old when the alleged misconduct occurred.
In response, Pearson said that they have partnered with all statutory organizations. “They are satisfied that we are conducting a thorough independent investigation.”