SA extradites child sex predator

2014-07-29 23:02
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Johannesburg - A man was extradited to Germany on Tuesday to face 37 counts of sexual abuse of children, Gauteng police said.

"Mr George Wilhem Kerkhof, a German national, is wanted to stand trial on 37 counts of sexual abuse of children and the trafficking of narcotic substances," said Lt Col Lungelo Dlamini.

Dlamini said Kerkhof allegedly committed the crimes while living in Germany and had moved to South Africa seven years ago.

"The process to extradite him at the request of the law enforcement authorities in Germany started last year," he said.

Kerkhof was handed over to Interpol officials at OR Tambo International Airport, after which he would be flown to Germany.

- SAPA
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