Advocate Barbie loses bid, stays in jail

2012-10-11 19:08
Cezanne Visser (Picture: Beeld)

Cezanne Visser (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has denied a sentence conversion application by Cezanne Visser, the Gauteng department of correctional services said on Thursday.

Visser, dubbed "Advocate Barbie", made an urgent application to the court that her remaining sentence be commuted to correctional supervision, the department said in a statement.

She was convicted of child abuse charges in 2009.

On Wednesday the court struck the matter from the roll, with costs, in favour of the department, due to lack of urgency.

"This implies that the offender will continue with her prison term at the Pretoria Central Prison," the department said.

Earlier this year, her lawyer Llewellyn Curlewis told Rapport her release on correctional supervision had been recommended by National Commissioner Tom Moyane.

In 2009, Visser was sentenced to seven years in jail on 11 charges including fraud, soliciting a girl to commit indecent acts, indecently assaulting girls, and the manufacturing and possession of child pornography.

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