A South African educator faces life in prison after she allegedly filmed a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl having sex.
In February of last year, a teacher at the Johannesburg daycare found two kids -- a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl -- "having sex" in the bathroom, The Daily Mail reports. The teacher reported the incident to the 68-year-old principal, who asked the kids to re-enact the sex act in front of her, according to court documents. The principal then allegedly filmed the sexual intercourse with her phone.
The principal showed the video to the children’s parents, and the 5-year-old girl's parents contacted law enforcement officials, Times Live reports. The principal was soon arrested and charged with compelled rape.
The 68-year-old, who appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court yesterday, is expected to plead guilty. She faces life in prison due to the young ages of the children.
The woman is still in charge of the daycare, according to the Daily Mail. It is unknown if the two children involved are still attending the school.
Dumisile Nala, the national executive officer of Childline, a non-profit organization that protects children from violence and abuse, has stated that the actions of the children were “nothing unusual," according to the Times Live.
She added that they were most likely performing something they saw on television. She also said that the principal’s actions were “unacceptable” and “really bizarre," and recommended that the children be taken to counseling.
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