Child sex case postponed

By Drum Digital
19 March 2013

Five people accused of selling a young girl for sex appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The matter was postponed to April 29, a court official said.

The Daily Voice earlier reported that the court released Marantha Lotrict, 28, Evelina Fortuin, 30, and Denise Muller, 33, on R500 bail each when they previously were in court on March 1.

The State had requested that bail be set at R5000 each.

The 14-year-old girl told a school friend and a teacher in November that she was being sold for as little as R20 to men, allegedly by her mother, Lotrict, Fortuin and Muller.

The four, as well as the mother's partner, have been charged with sexual exploitation, human trafficking and living off the proceeds of immorality.

The mother and her partner remain in custody.

-Sapa

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