Man guilty of showing porn to 10-year-old

2017-04-26 06:00

A Bloemfontein man found guilty of showing pornographic videos to a ten year old boy has been sentenced to five years impri­sonment.

The Bloemfontein Regional Court sentenced Thabang Seecoe (32) on Thursday (20/04) after finding him guilty. The accused has had his sentence wholly suspended for five years.

Sgt Thabo Litabe, Free State police spokesperson, said Seecoe’s name has been entered in the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO), a registry in South Africa which contains the details of people convicted of sexual offences against children or mentally disabled people.

The accused was arrested in September 2014 for the incident which reportedly traumatised the minor. Seecoe, who was attending a ritual ceremony at a house in Phahameng, met the boy who was accompanied by his mother on the same event. The accused reportedly called the minor aside and then used his mobile phone to show the boy videos of people having intercourse, which scared the boy.

Litabe said the victim was so traumatised that he fled into the house to hide himself in one of the rooms, locking himself in. He said the boy’s mother, being startled by the behaviour of her son, probed what was happening.

“The young boy then explained to his mother what had just happened and gave a full description of the suspect, who was arrested,” he said.

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