Dad of two held over child porn

2011-06-08 22:30

Johannesburg - A former chess coach, accused of obtaining and possessing child porn, was granted R1 000 bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

The case was postponed to July 6 for further investigation, Captain Sandra Jansen van Rensburg said.

The 42-year-old father of two faces charges of procuring and possessing child pornography.

He was arrested in Port Elizabeth early on Wednesday and his home raided. Computers and cellphones were confiscated.

The man had been under investigation since 2009.

"Back then, police confiscated his computer and cellphone and after cyber forensic testing, child pornography was found on it."

The docket was sent to the director of public prosecutions, who instructed the investigator to get an affidavit from a district surgeon verifying the ages of the children in the pornography found on the computer.

Van Rensburg said the man's children were not in the pictures.

"We expect to make more arrests as we suspect there may be a syndicate involved in the production and distribution of child porn."

- SAPA
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