Coast child porn arrest

2013-09-11 00:00

A MAN believed to be a senior official of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality, was arrested on Monday on numerous charges of sexual offences involving children.

The man made a brief appearance in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court yesterday and will apply for bail on September 16, according to a statement released by Lieutenant- Colonel Zandra Wiid.

The man faces two charges of rape, various counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual grooming of a child, display and exposure of child pornography to minors, using children for child pornography and intimidation.

Detectives from Margate’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit arrested the man in the presence of his attorney.

A search warrant was obtained and certain computer equipment as well as cellphones were confiscated from his home.

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