Joburg student, 20, arrested for child porn

2015-09-17 07:26

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Johannesburg - A 20-year-old university student has been arrested for being in possession of child pornography, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

The Computer Sciences student, who attends university in Johannesburg, was arrested in Melville on Wednesday. He later appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said.

He was granted bail of R5 000 and his matter was postponed to December 4.

Police seized a laptop, a cellphone, seven USBs and one external hard drive during the arrest.

One thousand child porn images were found on his external hard drive, said Naidoo.

This arrest was part of a Cloud 9 operation, which is investigating the South African wing of the global paedophile ring. This is the seventh Cloud 9 arrests made so far.

Other arrests made earlier this year were in Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth, Midrand, Pennington and Scottburgh, Naidoo said.

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