Child porn: Margate mom to stay in cells

2014-05-16 00:00

A WOMAN (40) from Margate who allegedly made and distributed child pornography involving her young daughter will appear in the Kempton Park regional court in August.

The woman appeared briefly in this court yesterday morning. She is charged with committing several sexual offences as well as raping, abusing and neglecting a child after she made pornography images with her four-year-old daughter.

She allegedly distributed the material on the social network WeChat.

Elmarie Pretorius of the organisation People Search and Rescue Unit (Psaru), who helped with the investigation, said the woman had been arrested in November last year while she lodged with people in Kempton Park.

The woman, who also also has a 20-year-old daughter, fled from Margate when the older daughter began to suspect abuse of the child and laid a charge.

The four-year-old girl is currently in a place of safety and her half-sister will reportedly apply to get custody of the child.

The case was yesterday postponed to August. The woman applied for legal aid during her court appearance. She is currently in police custody.

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