A young soccer enthusiast had his hopes and dreams shattered when a Soccer Coach allegedly took advantage and raped him.
Due to the nature of the incident, the name of the child will not be released.
The claims are that the man approached the young boy and promised that he would be able to play in Premier Soccer Leagues.
The coach made visits to the young boys’ home to speak with the parents where they signed forms for him to join the Soccer Academy.
The young boy’s dreams were shattered not long after arriving, it’s alleged that the coach gave the boy a concoction to drink and whilst in a drugged state he raped the boy.
The Pinetown Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit have been investigating the case and have discovered that this is not the first time the coach has committed such crimes. It has been reported that the coach carried out similar crimes with cases open in Johannesburg.
During the investigation it was made clear that this man needed to be arrested promptly, arrests were made and his house was searched. Whilst the Police searched the house they found bottles and tablets which could have been used to drug the children.
The case is on-going and the suspect will appear at Pinetown Magistrates, 3rd February 2020.