Oprah School Matron Pleads Not Guilty

Former dorm matron pleads not guilty
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 29, 2008 10:22 AM CDT
South African Tiny Virginia Makopo stands in a dock at the start of a trial at the Sebokeng Magistrate Court, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, today.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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(Newser) – The former dorm matron at Oprah Winfrey’s $40 million Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa pleaded not guilty to abuse charges today, Reuters reports. Virginia Mokgoba, 27, was charged in November with assault, harassment, soliciting a minor to perform indecent acts, and verbal abuse. Testimony from six teenage victims is expected Friday via closed video.