‘Sex slave’ den case postponed

2017-05-22 18:24
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - The case against a 42-year-old man accused of holding five teenage girls in a "sex slave den" in Springs was postponed.

National Prosecuting Authority national spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said the man appeared in the Springs Magistrate court on Monday afternoon.

He was charged with human trafficking, possession of drugs and possession of pornographic materials.

Mfaku said the case was postponed to May 29 for legal representation for the accused.

The girls were found on premises on 8th Street in Springs Town. The location appeared to be a barber shop, but instead housed the teenagers, aged between 14 and 19.

Police spokesperson Major-General Girly Mbele said at the time police received a tip-off about a man who kept young girls as sex slaves.

"Police found five young girls aged between 14 and 19. Drugs were also found in his house. Police also seized pornographic materials that were found in the house."

Mbele said four of the girls were from Balfour in Mpumalanga and one from KwaThema location.

"The children were taken to Parkland Hospital for medical treatment and further taken Peacehaven for safety."

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