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Grandfather pleads guilty to sexual assault

2012-01-11 20:10

Johannesburg - A 58-year-old businessman and grandfather pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault in the Humansdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

"According to police information, the man sexually abused his 4-year-old and 7-year-old granddaughters," said Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

Naidu said the children were staying next door to their grandfather in Humansdorp when the abuse happened.

"The children reported the sexual abuse to their mother just before Christmas. The man was arrested on Monday.

"During his second appearance today, he pleaded guilty and was released on R5 000 bail."

The children remain in the custody of their parents and the bail conditions state that he is not allowed to reside in the Humansdorp area.

The case was postponed to March 2 for sentencing, said Naidu.

"It is of great concern that in many instances it is the very people who should be trusted such as mothers, fathers, friends and relatives who are perpetrators of these heinous crimes," she said.

Comments
  • Yar - 2012-01-11 20:35

    Any sick scum that can do that to his little granddaughters is way beyond redemption. The only useful thing that he can do for society is apologise at his public hanging!

      Blue - 2012-01-11 20:56

      Unfortunately Yar, these 'sick scums' usually do this first to their own daughters ( who then chose to keep quiet about the abuse ) and get away with it...and then turn their attention to the next generation. No one can tell me that this old bastard suddenly became an evil predator towards his granddaughters...this has been going on for a lot longer than we all know about...unfortunately no-one has reported it before...and so these two little innocents now have to bear the brunt of others not naming and shaming the f%^&. I bet his wife/partner also knew about his inner demons and chose to look the other way!!!

      Yar - 2012-01-11 21:08

      @Blue You are probably right. I am sure he has done this before and gotten away with it. Death sentence will make certain he can't hurt anyone else.

  • Peace - 2012-01-11 20:40

    castrate the bloody old man!

      Yar - 2012-01-12 15:25

      Quite Right Elbie

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-11 20:43

    Sad this, too much of it going on in our respective communities. People can be so sick, they should name n shame this old fart!

  • Anthony - 2012-01-11 20:44

    the poor girls so sad.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-11 20:53

    He is obviously got a mental problem. How on earth can they give him bail. He should be locked up in a mental institution .

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-01-12 04:59

      While we at it can we not give him a disability pension like in Greece???

  • Blue - 2012-01-11 20:54

    Unfortunately Yar, these 'sick scums' usually do this first to their own daughters ( who then chose to keep quiet about the abuse ) and get away with it...and then turn their attention to the next generation. No one can tell me that this old bastard suddenly became an evil predator towards his granddaughters...this has been going on for a lot longer than we all know about...unfortunately no-one has reported it before...and so these two little innocents now have to bear the brunt of others not naming and shaming the f%^&. I bet his wife/partner also knew about his inner demons and chose to look the other way!!!

  • Barefoot - 2012-01-11 20:58

    So why oh why isn't he named? usually you say suspects can't be named because they haven't pleaded yet now the oupa pleaded still not named?

  • errol.wagner - 2012-01-11 21:04

    Unbelievable - how can anyone do this to his grandchildren - it is more than sick!!! I have just become a grandfather and my natural inclination is to protect my granddaughter, in fact, to even die to protect her - what this man has done makes me sick.

  • Hrh - 2012-01-11 21:17

    this man doesnt deserve a bells

  • Dave - 2012-01-11 22:03

    Cut his balls off, then give him a life sentence.

  • Odicito - 2012-01-11 22:14

    R5000 bail????

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