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Former Oprah School Employee Arrested on Abuse Charges

A former matron at Oprah Winfrey’s school for girls in South Africa has been arrested on charges of abuse.

The woman, who has not been identified, is due in court Monday.

Police say she faces charges including assault, indecent assault, soliciting girls under age to perform indecent acts and crimen injuria. Crimen injuria refers to the crime of injuring another person’s dignity.

At least seven alleged victims have submitted statements to police about the woman.

Oprah opened the $40 million leadership academy in January. Last week, she flew to South Africa and made a tearful apology to the parents of the girls after the abuse allegations surfaced.