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Hawks bust MXit porn boss

2011-08-14 14:29

Johannesburg - The Hawks have arrested a former policeman believed to head of a national child porn ring which spread its material on the social media network, MXit, according to Rapport on Sunday.

The 38-year-old man would appear in court on Monday, according to the newspaper.

He was arrested while trying to leave the country on Thursday, after a two-month long investigation.

"The pictures are very explicit," Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela told the paper.

He said the man left the police seven years ago. His identity was being withheld to protect the identity of his children, and because he had not yet been charged.

Polela said the Hawks were tipped off after the man allegedly offered explicit photos of young girls to a police source on MXit.

He would approach MXit users in the "Thirty Something" chat room.

"This kind of stuff goes diametrically against what MXit is," MXit's head of marketing Juan du Toit told Rapport.

The network apparently had members in Nelspruit, Johannesburg and Durban.

More arrests were possible.

Comments
  • letsee - 2011-08-14 14:51

    Hope the Hawks asked permission to Malema or they will be in real trouble......

      Netherlands - 2011-08-14 15:46

      How come EVERYTIME there is some sort of THIEF, RAPIST, CORRUPTION, UNDERGROUND CRIMINAL EVENT, there is a POLICEMEN or EX Policeman INVOLVED???????? HOW COME?????

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-08-14 17:22

      letsee - why do people have to constantly mentioned this mans name even in articles which has absolutely no relevance. Do you realise its people like you that feed his frenzy for attention? Please stop man.

      HarryO - 2011-08-14 18:39

      @motsokwane -- are you that darft... he is an ex-polimen, a "boer" is an honourable profession, it is somebody who works the earth, raise crops and livestock to feed the nation. But apart from that what has race to do with it, so only whites are peadophiles, and the darker skin colored people who rape and murder even infants to be cured from self inflicted diseases are condoned. Well my friend good luck in your idiotic way of thinking, I just hope that you don't have any kids that fail pray to the "boere".

      HarryO - 2011-08-14 19:47

      @ Motsokwane, I have done the homework for you, I will paste the whole paragraph as copied from Wikipedia as the link will not work ior you will not bother to look at it, strangely I can remember all these cases noted and they are township related cases, please take note of the last sentence! South AfricaMain article: Sexual violence in South Africa South Africa has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world with more than 67,000 cases of rape and sexual assaults against children reported in 2000, with welfare groups believing that unreported incidents could be up to 10 times higher.[59] In 2001, a 9-month-old was raped and likely lost consciousness as the pain was too much to bear.[60] Another 9-month-old baby was raped by six men, aged between 24 and 66, after the infant had been left unattended by her teenage mother. A 4-year-old girl died after being raped by her father. A 14-month-old girl was raped by her two uncles. In February 2002, an 8-month-old infant was reportedly gang raped by four men. One has been charged. The infant has required extensive reconstructive surgery. The 8-month-old infant's injuries were so extensive, increased attention on prosecution has occurred.[61] A significant contributing factor for the escalation in child abuse is the widespread myth in HIV ravaged South Africa that having sex with a virgin will cure a man of AIDS.[62][63]

      HarryO - 2011-08-14 19:53

      @ Motsokwane To further my comment as unfortunately I ran out of space, I tried to gather some hard facts but due to the nature of the crime where only a limited amount of cases are reported, you still have no evidence to base your comment on, please follow the link below of the Amarican statistics. http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/myth-whites-are-more-likely-to-be-pedophiles-and-child-molesters/ We can continue to argue this either way but the fact is that cases like this is deplorable and the perpetrator should be severyly dealt with and not be classed in race. A rapist/paedophile is SCUM no matter what race.... Amen

  • Andrea Naude - 2011-08-14 15:29

    Let him rot in jail - and then he was a member of the Police Force. It is apart from being shocking, not that far from being accepted as we as ordinary SA-fricans now realise can be accepted from the POLICE FORCE. INEPT FEEBLE ILLITERATE POLITICAL PLACINGS.

      allie - 2011-08-14 15:49

      Ok now Hawkes,tackle a real case like Malemmer.

  • mabsie - 2011-08-14 15:49

    Well done Hawwks. Good job done.

  • twinkles - 2011-08-14 16:27

    Yes well dont Hawks! Catch the bastards!

  • Branden - 2011-08-15 07:53

    That is so true? Can you believe it, our own people there to protect and help, out doing most of the crimes and explicit stuff....

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