Nappy fetish man lured teens

2009-08-27 00:00

A MAN was arrested in Durban after he allegedly recruited teenage girls on cellphone chat service MXit to treat him like a baby and change his dirty nappies in exchange for a fee.

After his arrest in Morningside just over two weeks ago, the 23-year-old man apparently related how he has practised the fetish since the age of 12, said Brian Jones, managing director of SA Community Action Network (SA Can).

After a trap was set for the man, the police found a plastic bag containing about 40 dirty nappies in his room, as well as baby bottles and dummies, which the girls are believed to have used to treat him like a baby.

Apparently he recruited girls between the ages of 13 and 17 for this purpose, and paid them between R100 and R500 for their services.

While the man is facing charges of crimen injuria and the transgression of the Electronic Communications Act, the police are also said to have found photographs of young girls masturbating on the man’s cellphone.

“The leads to the suspicion that he paid the young girls to perform sexual acts so that he could film them with his cellphone,” said Jones.

According to Jones, the man apparently had the habit of going out with underage girls. “He discussed his fetish with his friends, but it seems as though no one took him seriously.”

Finally it was a 31-year-old mother of three who made sure the man was brought to book.

Bianca Hornsby received a strange SMS at the end of July, from someone who wanted her to add him as a friend on MXit, and wanted to arrange a meeting.

“I realised the man thought I was a primary school girl, and I wanted to find out what exactly he had in mind,” Hornsby said yesterday, adding that she had contacted SA Can to help organise a trap.

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