Swimming teacher faces rape charges

The 59-year-old swimming teacher arrested earlier this week for indecently assaulting and photographing almost 100 girls, will also face rape charges, news agency ANP reports on Friday.

The charge has been added as a precaution, a public prosecution department official told ANP.
So far there is no evidence the man actually raped children but nothing could be ruled out at this moment, the official said.
Rape charges allow officials to keep the man in custody longer and it is also difficult to add rape to the charge sheet at a later date, ANP said.

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