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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the Alexandra Magistrate's Court has found a former Bryanston High School sports coach, Aleshan Moodley, not guilty on all charges in a sexual assault case brought against him by a pupil.

"There are too many question marks in the complainant's evidence; there is no evidence in which a reasonable man can convict the accused. He is found not guilty," magistrate Gideon Schneitler ruled on Tuesday. This came after the accused brought a section 174 application in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, which provides that charges may be dismissed if, among other reasons, the prosecutor has not offered material evidence at the trial. Moodley’s lawyer had previously told the court there was no tangible evidence or witnesses to back up the allegations made by the pupil. The court also heard that the complainant only opened a case after Moodley did not make her netball captain. Moodley was dismissed from the school after he was accused by three pupils of sexual assault and a disciplinary panel finding of guilty of sexual harassment and financial mismanagement. The accused pleaded not guilty to all charges.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Canny Maphanga at News24

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