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Victims fight Advocate Barbie's release

2012-08-15 12:40

Johannesburg - Two girls who fell victim to convicted sex offender Cezanne Visser will fight to ensure she is not granted correctional supervision, The Star reported on Wednesday.

Their lawyer Pieter van R Coetzee said the two, who were aged 11 and 15 at the time of the abuse, were still trying to come to terms with their ordeal.

Visser, who is also known as "Advocate Barbie", was convicted in 2009 of 11 charges including fraud, soliciting a girl to commit indecent acts, indecently assaulting girls, and manufacturing and possession of child pornography.

Earlier this year, her lawyer Llewellyn Curlewis told Rapport her release on correctional supervision had been recommended by National Commissioner Tom Moyane.

Coetzee said he had served a notice on the minister of correctional services and the Pretoria Parole Board that the two victims would object to any possible form of early release.

He asked that the two be supplied with any form of documentation to assist them in their formal objection.

The victims would attend any parole hearings, said Coetzee.

The newspaper reported that the parole board was compelled to consider Visser's release after she had served two-thirds of her sentence.

Comments
  • charlie.vanbergen - 2012-08-15 12:51

    I believe justice will not be served if she gets out on parole. She probably won't molest children again but I still miss any signs of her feeling more sorry for her victims than for herself at her hearing. Just wonder if she really understands what she has done.

      jpstrauss - 2012-08-15 14:04

      Well, not understanding what it is you have done is considered grounds for leniency.

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-08-15 14:45

      Terrible when your whole life is in the hands of two people who cant come to terms with what happened . this bussiness smacks of revenge and a bit of a lawyer who will make some money and ruin a life that has a chance of rehabilitation. I hope the parole board is not sucked in. What I see is three ruined lives and a lawyer.

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-08-15 15:22

      Tsk tsk Harold, a pedophile is nothing more than murderer and a thief, what do you think goes through a child's mind? How they fall for a grown ups lies and deceit only to be touched and played with to the satisfaction of a worthless piece of trash, it's really sad you are on her side, because at the moment of the incident no one was on the children's side,now it's public and we know what happened do you honestly believe any heartfelt, rational, sane, human being could forgive and forget? I personally think prison is a soft sentence for her and I can pretty much guarantee there are going t

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-08-15 15:23

      To be alot of people waiting for her in anger

      Antipoaching - 2012-08-15 15:24

      part of incarceration is revenge (for society at large) on the criminal. What this woman did to 2 innocent little girls cannot be washed away. Your comment that these kids can't "come to terms" with what happened is ludicrous, how would you "come to terms" with being anally raped, Harold.Parsons.37? She MUST serve the full sentence in prison!

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-08-15 18:47

      @ Clayton Delport. I am looking at it purely from a legal and rehabilitation point of view. No emotional nonsense. We have a prisoner who has showed remorse and indications of rehabilitation. This means that with the amount of time she has done she is eligible for payrole. If she can be released into society under payrole conditiond then we need to do so and not get involved in emotional revenge.

  • bond.ndalo - 2012-08-15 13:04

    another chance ......maybe she lent her lesson

      jowza1 - 2012-08-15 14:49

      she needs a good spanking.i have just the equipment

  • rjreuben.els - 2012-08-15 13:06

    no to her release A Big fat no

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-08-15 14:46

      Why not I did not see your name on the list objecting to all the criminals released last month.

  • Zuz67 - 2012-08-15 13:11

    Everybody deserves a second chance, but what about the victims? Are they getting and seeking professional help, and who is paying for this. If she gets parole, she needs to do something to show her victims how sorry and ashamed she really is!

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-15 14:34

      Zuz67, Please help me here. What should she do to show how sorry and ashamed she really is? Physical mutilation? Because if she says she is sorry, will you believe her? Or should she pay for the 2 girl's treatment? With what money she will be earning from what job? And if she does get a well paid job, will you believe that she is sorry and is paying for the treatment? Surely the court has and will take these things into consideration? I just fail to understand a country that will "condemn" a person (read some of the posts), was found guilty, who is currently in jail serving a sentence, who might or might not be released as per the law, but these selfsame people do not: Make the country "un-governable" because the victims have had insufficient or ineffective professional help during the past 8+ years! If they did, surely they would not be "still trying to come to terms with their ordeal."

  • richard.zanner - 2012-08-15 13:30

    Why should criminals get released.

  • francois.crous.54 - 2012-08-15 13:37

    let the pedo bitch rot....

  • siza.silvester - 2012-08-15 14:06

    Non-urall seem to understand the seriousness of the crimes committed by this woman. Those girls will never live normal lives. She derailed their futures before they even started the journey. It's unfair and she will probably do it again, because people who do that are sick deep deep inside. She will just be better at hiding it.

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-08-15 14:52

      I wish people would stpo being hypocrits. Why did no one complain about the parolees last month. Please explain it could be an intesting anwser. I also notice you are a Psychiatrist delving deep into the minds of people.

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-15 14:57

      Siza TAURUS STERCORE !

      Antipoaching - 2012-08-15 15:32

      harold.parsons.37... I did protest at the release of prisoners on early parole, they were still released and I have now been robbed by one of them. Crime has sky-rocketed in the town in which I reside since their release (escalated by about 300%, as per our local SAPS). Your comments are so nonsensical I am forced to ask, are you trying to imply that people are objecting to her release because she's a whitey?

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-08-15 18:55

      Antipoaching. A pity you brought race into it, now there is no place for debate.you will win everytime. Crime has excalated in my nieghbourhood as well. What you are saying is that rehabilitation does not work. Then we should keep people in jail for ever.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-08-15 14:06

    a p a p o p! Love it, haven't heard that in a while ou pel.

  • danny.archer.589 - 2012-08-15 14:16

    Does she take conjugal visits?

      Robert - 2012-08-15 19:04

      Lol Danny. Only if the visitors are 16 or younger.

  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-08-15 14:27

    What a horny MILF.. hahaha

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-15 14:37

    oh dear

  • johan.shaw.77 - 2012-08-15 14:49

    At least Dirk Prinsloo wil not get early parole in Belarus, sure he is have a realy nice time, as he so well deserves. Hope Barbie doesn't get parole, the 7 year sentence was to lenient in the first place

  • johan.louw.399 - 2012-08-15 14:59

    People should sign a petition for not releasing her on parole!!! No second chance for criminals - not for her partner either (whenever he comes back). Why should criminals get released?

  • alon.fisher.752 - 2012-08-15 15:00

    Hell no!!! this ugly thing must never see the light of day.

  • Antipoaching - 2012-08-15 15:20

    This thing is the Myra Hindley of SA, she will probably molest again and if she finds the right partner will probably kill as well... the thing must rot in gaol!

  • dannymothilall.danny - 2013-01-30 13:26

    iT IS SAD WHAT HAPPENED TO THE VICTIMS,AND SURELY THE VICTIMS WENT THROUGH A TERRIBLE ORDEAL BUT IN THIS COUNTRY EVEN THE RAPISTS ARE WALKING FREE.

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