77-year-old appears on sex abuse charges

2013-07-18 10:56

A 77-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with the sexual exploitation of three teenagers and a woman in Cape Town.

The man appeared in the Goodwood Magistrates’ Court yesterday when the case was postponed until tomorrow for a bail application, Cape Town daily, the Cape Argus, reported today.

He has not yet pleaded.

According to the report, he is being charged for crimes allegedly committed against two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old and a 20-year-old between 2010 and this year.

Assistant squad chief Nathan Ladegourdie said yesterday that the four were rescued from a house in Richwood, in a joint police operation on Friday.

“[They] had previously been recruited from Dunoon and taken to Richwood, where they were sexually abused and exposed to pornography and prostitution,” he said.

They were taken into protective custody.

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