Barbie 'didn't apologise'

2009-10-08 09:44

Pretoria - A forensic criminologist says she would feel sorry for Cézanne Visser if she had apologised to the victims.

Lauri Peters, who was also once Dirk Prinsloo's personal assistant, was speaking on Wednesday after Visser was found guilty on 11 of the 14 sex charges against her.

In the past, Peters had tried to convince Visser to distance herself from Prinsloo.

"She (Visser) didn't want any help."

Peters had sat in court for two days while Judge Chris Eksteen delivered his verdict.

Impartial witness

Eksteen praised her excellent testimony for the State in Visser's trial, saying she was a particularly beneficial witness.

She created the impression that she had "intimate knowledge regarding the facts", and appeared remarkably impartial in court, he said.

Eksteen said Peters has a very strong personality, and she wouldn't put up with it when Prinsloo made advances at her.

Peters had tried to convince Visser to escape from Prinsloo's clutches.

At the time, however, Visser said she loved Prinsloo and he gave her what no other man could offer.

Peters described Prinsloo as a coward and said his "bark is worse than his bite".

Danger to society

Eksteen said Peters had cautioned Visser about the fact that her augmented breasts are harmful to her health.

Visser once brought Peters a falsified statement, and she adamantly refused to give her signature.

"She (Peters) clearly doesn't stand for any nonsense," said Eksteen.

Peters said Eksteen delivered the correct verdict and Visser should go to prison.

"She (Visser) is a danger to society.

  • nicci - 2009-10-08 10:05

    obviously ms visser feels like the victim, and has forgotten the harm done to those teenagers. battered wife syndrome cannot be the only excuse. she will pay the price though. so good luck and i hope you have lengthy therapy sessions in jail.

  • Kaltie - 2009-10-08 10:08

    Excellent verdict. Visser must do jail time. Crime against children, physically or emotionally, deserves the maximum prescribed sentence.

  • Sarah - 2009-10-08 10:31

    I am so glad that the verdict was guilty. As an advocate, no matter what she claims she was subjected to, she KNEW right from wrong. Young girls lives have been ruined and she should be held accountable for her actions.

  • The cheeze moved... - 2009-10-08 10:33

    Yaaaaa Cezanne, "daai ding van Dirk" made you crazy. Sori for youu but theres not much of "daai ding" where you will be going soon for hopefully a long long time.

  • Jaundiced - 2009-10-08 10:48

    Well done Lauri. We need more men and women of stong character like you.

  • Ollie - 2009-10-08 10:59

    I am overjoyed at the verdict! Our children MUST BE protected from sick satans such as these.

  • Jans - 2009-10-08 11:19

    Hope the "aunties" in the place you will soon be joining, help you in the way you helped young innocent girls....Thanks to the judge!

  • Annie - 2009-10-08 11:25

    Justice has been done. Preying on children - especially orphans - is despicable. Just wish her partner in crime gets his just deserts as well.

  • Sandra - 2009-10-08 11:40

    Die Bybel se maak 'n voorbeeld van die oortreders deur hulle hard te straf. Dit sal die onheil tussen die mense laat minder word. Ek hoop vir geregtigheid.

  • Sally - 2009-10-08 11:40

    Yipppeee finally justice she deserves to rot in jail for putting those poor children through such trauma!I hope she repents before God for her soul!!

  • Anna - 2009-10-08 11:44

    Well done to all handling this case. Advocate Bardie deserves to go to jail for a very long time. She let what is between her legs, control what is between her ears. Stupid woman!

  • ladytiger - 2009-10-08 11:46

    let her rot in jail she deserves it 4 what she did to those kidz...what kind of a woman is she?her poor parents...they must think they dreaming

  • Dee - 2009-10-08 11:46

    So glad that the judge saw through her flimsy defense. Look up Karla Homolka... horrifying case in Canada in which a woman was given immunity for murder to testify against her husband, claiming that she was under his control. Only later did evidence surface (video) which showed that she was an active and willing participant.

  • cj - 2009-10-08 11:46

    lock her up for life and let her experience what happens to child offenders in prison.

  • ss - 2009-10-08 11:47

    Once again a job well done by Judge Eksteen, I think he is one of the best. Also well done to Lauri for standing up for what is right. And for barbie, well the wheel turns, sometimes slowly...but it does eventually and you pay for what you have done!

  • Yolanda - 2009-10-08 12:08

    The guilty verdict is the best news I've heard/read in a long time! No excuses please, battered or not you are an intelligent (very!) woman who studied law and knew the difference between right and wrong! I'm sure those girls/young women also feel better now that they know they were not the ones that were wrong. Your must be very intimidating!!!

  • Hennie - 2009-10-08 12:09

    From advocate to convict, brilliant progress. Glad she never represented me. And please, she is an insult to "barbie".

  • careful:Lauri the liar - 2009-10-09 15:51

    You had a drug problem,remember. Be careful girl, what goes around cames around. Go and think about what you have done !

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