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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."

Comments
  • Frungy - 2011-06-09 02:11

    It took 2 years to confiscate some computers, find some porn, and then get a doctor to look at them and say, "Yup, those are kids!"? There's something seriously wrong with the system if it takes TWO YEARS just to do that. I mean what's the expected date for a conviction, 2099? 87 years for them to find the docket and photocopy it (1 page per year) and 1 year for the trial? This is just ridiculously slow. No wonder criminals laugh at the legal system and police in South Africa.

      Prom - 2011-06-09 04:04

      To be expected with the boeremag trial still going on. Also looks suspiciously like framing if it took forensic tenting to "find" something.

      biskit - 2011-06-09 11:36

      Doesn't matter what colour monster does this - it is criminal and sick. What if it were your baby girls nude pics these pedo's were perving over they shouldn't seek phychiatric treatment ...they should be shot!!

      Francois - 2011-06-09 11:59

      You must realise that government cannot act too fast. If is does it needs to do something about rural marriages of underage girls and arrest some chiefs and then loose some votes from these voting BLOCKS. In essence for them it is two children to gain and 100 000 votes to loose. The votes won.

  • Philip Darne - 2011-06-09 06:45

    sick...let the farthers of the children have an hour with him????

      Francois - 2011-06-09 12:00

      No, let the people of the General Ward in Cmax have a lifetime with him.

      rickey.de.clercq - 2011-06-09 14:02

      I agree whole heartedly.....

  • santoro29 - 2011-06-09 06:53

    Colour doesn't matter he's just a sick FU@K who should be castrated !

      Francois - 2011-06-09 12:00

      Who said anything about color, except you?

  • 1gascan - 2011-06-09 06:54

    Disgusting!!! Lock the freak away! He has now ruined his entire family...

  • anthro45@24.com - 2011-06-09 06:58

    What is it with adults wanting to see naked kids? The last time I saw my kids naked was the day they could bath themselves. All the people doing this must go for shock treatment. In a chair with say, 40 000 volts.

  • Lyndatjie - 2011-06-09 07:15

    Why was he allowed contact with his kids during the investigation that was started in 2009? What type of idiot was in charge to allow for something like this to drag on for two damn years? This type of thing makes the Legal System lose all damn credibility! And don't even try and tell me that his kids were not molested - because there are other ways than just the physical act! Not even to talk about the emotional trauma of having to deal with their friends and family knowing what their dad did... I swear sometimes our Legal System is so busy looking after the rights of the criminals that they forget to protect the rights of the innocent!

      Frungy - 2011-06-09 07:42

      This was pretty much what I was getting at Lyndatjie. I know he's innocent until proven guilty, but the state should have separated him from those kids the moment the charges were bought, and then resolved this case rapidly (in case he was innocent this would have minimised the period of separation from his kids). As far as I'm concerned this is a massive miscarriage of justice. There's really no excuse for a case like this, where there is apparently clear evidence, not going to court sooner.

  • nn.prv - 2011-06-09 07:36

    Fry his balls ! Damn Ass!

  • ShanMo - 2011-06-09 07:41

    How many kids were abused in the time it took for the state to actually arrest the guy. The officials involved should be arrested!

  • mileslogan - 2011-06-09 07:58

    Sad very sad. He has children also...the Lord never sleeps...his day will come...for justice to take it's course in SA..well that's a different story all together...maar hy moet gekastreer word in die tussen tyd!

  • Julia55 - 2011-06-09 08:57

    A penectomy (complete surgical removal of the penis) should be done to every single convicted rapist, child molester and person involved in child pornography. Castration is not good enough - they can still use "it".

  • Kenno - 2011-06-09 09:08

    @morentebo..Lets talk about the black morons who rape babies to cure aids...and the one who drop their babies into pit toilets/rubbish bims outside shopping centres...you are as dumb as Malema!

  • Geeeee - 2011-06-09 09:20

    So sick of coming on this site, readig comments and always coming across some idiot saying "its because he is white" or "black". Its so sad and pathetic that we have to do that, shift the blame and make something about race! The man is Mental and obviously not well! Get that into your heads!

  • WhoopyDo - 2011-06-09 10:13

    Morentebo & motsokwana. I find you guys to be uneducated racists. Actually a disgrace and oxygen thiefs. White or black, child porno is a dispicable deed and should be condemded! It won`t, therefore, be applicable to say that black people, rape and then murder their victims? No, I won`t do that! So go get an education and a life and when you have it all, you get back online and talk some sense!

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  • Uno_Beche - 2011-06-09 10:36

    hehehehehehe. Sounds like check mate to me!!!

  • GH - 2011-06-09 11:21

    There is a big difference between possessing and procuring (obtaining) - and creating child porn. Cumon, most guys download porn and you don't know what you're getting until you've got it - and open it. There's more to this story.

  • ray.antigay - 2011-06-09 11:59

    I would love to know what prompted the police to do their initial investigation. Did this man molest one of his chess pupils, or did someone with access to his computer see something alarming on it? If this was the case, I cannot believe that the investigation took two years before the police could arrest this animal. If his computer which had been confiscated “back then” had evidence of child porn on it, why did they not arrest him immediately, and why is his bail now set so low? Van Rensburg makes a very intelligent comment, stating that a syndicate is suspected to be involved? Wow! Who else does one obtain child porn from...The local video store? This whole investigation sounds like a pot of crap to me. I surely hope for Van Rensburg’s sake that he has not been set up by a vindictive ex-wife in order to get back at him for personal reasons. But if he is guilty of these charges, he will also be guilty of other child related crimes, and should therefore not be allowed back into civilization. He should be castrated, lobotomized and used for landmine detection in Afghanistan!

  • Engineer - 2011-06-09 14:41

    Just so I am clear. A guy is found with "pictures" that are construed as pornagraphic involving children. And the apparent consensus here is that he should zappped/fried/penectomied/castrated as if he were a child molester. I have a whole bumch of movies where people are getting killed, raped, eaten alive by zombies or vampires. Does that make me a homicidal rapist? Or is it ok because my movies were purchased at a movie store?

  • motsokwane - 2011-06-09 16:49

    White guys,why are you paedos?

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