A married historical past instructor at an elite boys faculty in South Africa engaged in sexual misconduct with a minimum of 5 college students, based on an investigation accomplished Monday.
Fiona Viotti, 30, was additionally a water polo coach on the Bishops Diocesan Faculty in Cape City between 2013 and 2019, when she allegedly slept with the scholars and despatched them express pictures and movies — a few of which made the rounds on social media and on PornHub, News24 reported.
The previous mannequin and teenage water polo star — who appeared in South African Sports activities Illustrated in 2009 as one in all its “Beauties of Sport” — resigned in October amid allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old scholar.
The luxurious boarding faculty later stated Viotti might have been concerned with a number of different college students.
When saying the findings of the investigation Monday, headmaster Man Pearson stated no disciplinary motion could possibly be taken in opposition to Viotti since she had resigned.
Dozens of pupils, staffers and fogeys had been interviewed for the investigation, performed by impartial legal professionals.
Viotti, whose grandfather was Bishops’ headmaster for 18 years till 1982, refused to be interviewed, based on the varsity.
Her lawyer, William Sales space, told the Times of London she was nonetheless in a “fragile state” and was receiving medical therapy after studying the movies she shared had been illegally uploaded to the porn website. They’ve since been eliminated.
“She was in no position to make a statement and this is not a criminal matter,” Sales space stated.
Not one of the college students concerned had been beneath 16, the age of consent in South Africa, Sales space stated.
No prison costs have been filed. Dad and mom of the affected college students had been knowledgeable of their rights, the varsity stated.
It was decided that Viotti had breached the Bishops Code of Skilled Conduct for Educating Employees and the Code of Skilled Ethics issued by the South African Council of Educators.
“As a school we are deeply saddened by these events and remain committed to ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of those affected,” Pearson stated in a press release.
Viotti was married a bit of over a yr in the past, however has reportedly since separated.
This story initially appeared within the New York Post.