Rondebosch Boys High School (RBHS) in the southern suburbs of Cape Town has issued a warning to parents of pupils at the school after the Child Protection Unit notified them of a convicted paedophile approaching families.
The suspect, William John Creasey (73), was found guilty of indecently assaulting 13 young boys while teaching art at a Grassy Park school in 2004. A letter sent to the school notified the principal that Creasey had reportedly offered to give private art lessons to two boys from the school.
The letter also stated that Creasey had been spotted attending sporting events and snapping pictures of pupils. Creasey even went so far as to paint portraits of boys he had photographed and show them to families with the offer of repainting it more accurately at a private sitting.
On Saturday, February 22, he was caught taking pictures of young boys during a cricket match at Rondebosch Boys High School. Two parents noticed the pervert taking pictures of the Grade 9 boys shortly after they were notified that he had been seen near the school.
Parents managed to snap a picture of the man and questioned him before having him escorted off the field by police.
According to parents who saw Creasey at the school, he could not explain why he was photographing the boys. He told parents he could not be arrested because he didn’t commit a crime when they removed from the field. Following his conviction, sentencing and jail time served for child molestation and being registered as a sex offender, Creasey is not allowed to approach or work with minors under any circumstances.
In 2004, Creasey was convicted for indecently assaulting 13 boys at a Grassy Park school. He was also found with the largest stash of child porn ever recorded in the Western Cape and served six years in Pollsmoor Prison. He was released in 2009.
Bronagh Hammond from the Western Cape Education Department confirmed to Daily Voice Newspaper that Creasey was seen at the field over the weekend and that they were looking at ways to better protect learners in the future.