Bishops Diocesan College sex scandal: Report will not contain Fiona Viotti’s testimony

According to Booth during the inquiry, Fiona wasn’t in a state to be interviewed as she was under medical treatment.
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An inquiry conducted by Bishops Diocesan College into alleged sexual abuse of pupils is complete. It has been revealed that the report will not include testimony from the accused history teacher and water polo coach Fiona Viotti.

Fiona Viotti’s lawyer William Booth said his client was not interviewed and he advised her not to comment as this was not a hearing.

In October Bishops Diocesan College was rocked by the scandalous news that Viotti had immediately resigned after it was claimed she had a sexual relationship with a matric pupil.

That was followed by three more boys saying they had sexual relationships with Viotti.

Sources alleged the boys were aged between 17 and 18 and the first incident dated back to 2015.

Sources said seven more alleged victims were identified and more could come forward as the inquiry progressed.

It was alleged Viotti had sent a pupil a selfie of her wearing skimpy lace panties which went viral on social media, along with a video allegedly of her masturbating on a bed.

After her resignation, Viotti was apparently admitted to a top Cape Town psychiatric clinic and later discharged. Last week a source claimed the teacher had been readmitted to the clinic for further treatment.

According to Booth the inquiry lawyers interviewed various people but during that period of time, Fiona wasn’t in a state to be interviewed as she was under medical treatment. The lawyer says they provided the inquiry with her reasons why.

Bishops must wait to hear what Viotti might have to say about the allegations that she seduced at least five boys over a period of four years.

Nor will it yet be able to ascertain her version of the alleged abuse of her position.

Bishops has refused to comment on Viotti’s declining to be interviewed, but confirmed it had received the report from the investigation last week.

It contained findings and recommendations that had been considered and the school would issue a public statement on Monday.

More: Weekend Argus

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