Child porn: Accused father granted bail

2012-04-21 00:00

THE manager of a Christian camp in the Himeville area who is accused of possessing child pornography and of molesting his daughter and step-daughter, was granted R2 000 bail on appeal in the Pietermaritzburg high court.

The man, who cannot be named, faces two counts of sexual assault for allegedly violating two teenager girls by touching them inappropriately between the years 2009 and 2012.

It is further alleged that on February 27, this year, he possessed photographs of naked children, including his daughter, on his computer.

It was submitted in support of his bail application that he has an alternate address where he can reside in Mpumalanga province pending his trial.

This would satisfy the state’s concerns about the safety of his wife and daughters and the “alleged outrage of the community of Himeville”, it was submitted.

One of the conditions of the bail granted by Judge Shyam Gyanda is that the man may not set foot on any international point of departure from the country.

He also may not apply for new travel documents or change the address where he will reside without permission from the investigating officer.

• ingrido@witness.co.za

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