[pietermaritzburg] - Child rape accused ex-counsellor sets out claims over ‘unfair’ trial

  |   Pietermaritzburgnews

Darren Goddard, the former school guidance counsellor accused of the sexual assault and rape of boys, claims his prosecution is “selective”.

The trial resumed in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Monday before Judge Kate Pillay. Goddard (32) is on the stand testifying as to why he believes he can’t receive a fair trial.

He faces 15 counts in total — one of accessing child pornography, another of being in possession of child pornography, and the rest for sexual assault and rape. The incidents allegedly took place between 2012 and 2016 when he was the guidance counsellor at a local primary school.

All but one of his alleged victims had been referred to him as counsellor....

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