Boy, 13, with Down syndrome is raped in the classroom in South Africa

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Boy, 13, with Down syndrome is raped in the classroom & # 39; by an employee & # 39; at the South African school for special needs

  • The boy was reportedly locked up in a classroom and attacked near Johannesburg
  • His mother said she became suspicious when her son came home strangely
  • She and two teachers had searched for him for an hour at the end of school

A 13-year-old boy with Down syndrome was raped by a staff member at a school for special needs in South Africa, it is claimed.

The teenager was reportedly locked up in a classroom and attacked on August 5 in East Rand, near Johannesburg.

The boy's mother said he had come home strange and fragrant and said she had found evidence of an attack on the young person's clothing.

The man had threatened to kill the boy if he told his mother what had happened, the teenager claims Sowetan Live.

A 13-year-old boy with Down syndrome was raped by a staff member at a school for special needs in South Africa, it is claimed (this is a stock photo of an actor)

A 13 year old boy with Down syndrome was raped by a staff member at a school for special needs in South Africa, it is claimed (this is a stock photo of an actor)

The boy and his school have not been identified and the suspect attacker has not been mentioned.

His mother said she was worried when her son was not in the usual place to be picked up from school at the end of the day.

She and two of the school teachers had searched for him for an hour before they met the alleged attacker.

The man claimed that the boy & # 39; probably slept in one of the classrooms & # 39; and then almost immediately found the teenager & # 39; & # 39 ;.

After they left, the mother's worries became deeper when her son & # 39; strange & # 39; started to act and seemed to cry.

When she examined his underwear, she reportedly found signs of an attack and said she was & # 39; shocked and shocked & # 39; felt.

The boy then told what would have happened and said he was attacked while his mother was looking for him.

School officials told the local media that the suspect had been suspended pending an investigation.

The police said they were investigating rape but had not yet made any arrests.

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that usually causes a certain degree of learning disability.

It is caused by an extra chromosome in a baby's cell due to a genetic change in the sperm or egg.

People with Down syndrome also run a greater risk of health complications such as heart disease, hearing problems, thyroid problems and recurring infections.

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