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Child porn trial set to start in Pretoria

2011-12-01 08:16

Pretoria - The trial of nine people facing child pornography charges will start in the Pretoria North Regional Court on Thursday.

The four couples and the unmarried son of one of the couples face more than 100 charges under the Sexual Offences Act.

They include raping and sexually assaulting minor children, sexually grooming children, exposing children to pornography and benefiting from child pornography.

Eight of them were arrested last year. They are a grandfather, 58, grandmother, 57, their two sons from previous relationships, aged 34 and 36, the grandfather's brother, 61, his wife, 42, and their son, who is reportedly mentally disabled. The 26-year-old wife of one of the sons was also arrested.

The ninth person - a 31-year old woman believed to be the wife of accused number eight - was arrested in January near Hammanskraal.

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Six children, aged four and older, were allegedly used in sex movies which were then distributed.

Four other children were removed from the care of the accused and were sent for psychological and medical examinations.

Eight members of the family were granted bail of R15 000 each earlier this month.

They launched an appeal in the North Gauteng High Court after a Pretoria North magistrate refused them bail almost a year ago.

The grandfather, allegedly one of the main players in a child pornography syndicate, earlier withdrew his bail bid and remains in custody.

Comments
  • Sunett - 2011-12-01 08:31

    If anyone deserves to burn, it's these people. To take advantage of innocent children like this, and rob them of any sort of normal life is cruel and evil. People who fck around with kids should die a horrible, painful, slow death. Whole friggin family of sickos.

      MoAfrika - 2011-12-01 08:47

      thanks... now this is a sick family...

      Go - 2011-12-01 12:42

      sick b@stards - the lot of them deserve to rot in jail. hope they all are kept under the worst conditions possible in jail.

  • Chimene - 2011-12-01 08:35

    Jesus come back please

      jackal666.daniel - 2011-12-01 13:36

      And that would help how?

  • Kevin - 2011-12-01 08:44

    kill the whole lot

  • Jaco - 2011-12-01 08:59

    I think in some ways this is worse than murder....

      Marion - 2011-12-01 11:42

      @Jaco... I agree with you. These perverted individuals have effectively taken those children's lives because the trauma they experienced means they will never be the people they could have been. Every day for the rest of their lives they will be haunted by this and it will affect every relationship they ever have even if they receive counselling. Condemned to damaged lives until they do die.

  • chantall.boshoff - 2011-12-01 09:11

    AND THEY WERE GRANTED BAIL, HOW DISGUSTING TO LET THESE SICK ANIMALS OUT I SOCIETY AGAIN!!! They should get life sentence! There is no rehabilitation for sexual offenders it has been proven over and over! Burn in hell!

  • Kaizer - 2011-12-01 09:18

    Someone should take a gun and take these sick bastards out once and for all. They dont deserve to live in prison off MY tax money.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-01 09:20

    A life sentence for each of the accused (SCUM OF THE EARTH) will not be justice. These poor kids are going to have to live with this for the rest of their lives, and who knows how that turns out. Make these people suffer for what they have done to the kids please!

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-12-01 09:25

    This people are sick. I cant imagine how a person do something like these...

      Smanga Zwane - 2011-12-01 10:03

      Yes. THESE people are indeed sick.

  • Fidel - 2011-12-01 09:28

    Paedophilia, Incest ans bestiality. There's something wrong with this genepool.

  • Lana-May - 2011-12-01 10:02

    Everytime I read about this I feel sad, angry and sick at the same time. I hope these devils die and rot in hell!

      maraup - 2011-12-01 10:36

      yes dear wish they can die rot in jail

  • Samantha - 2011-12-01 11:57

    sick bastards!- out on bail!!!- someone should have taken a bullet to them- if not - they must suffer the same punishment and worse in prison- i still cannot get to grips with how a whole f$%king family can do this, its mind bogging-

  • Kay - 2011-12-01 12:09

    Thats disgusting a little 4 year old and up, no these people are going straight to hell, enjoy the burn sick bast.rds

  • Garth - 2011-12-01 14:07

    Would that there were a god or gods to rid the world of this human illness.

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