Himeville court turns down father’s bid for bail

2012-03-20 00:00

A HIMEVILLE magistrate yesterday refused bail to the manager of a Christian camp accused of molesting his daughter and step-daughter.

The court ruled that if he was granted bail he may influence the witnesses and this would not be in the interest of the local community, which was outraged.

The case was postponed to April 23 when the police’s cybercrime unit is expected to present a report on what it had found on the accused’s computer.

It is alleged that church leaders discovered child pornography on the accused’s computer and they tipped off the police, which led to his arrest.

The accused, who may not be named, is expected to appeal magistrate J F Schmidt’s bail ruling.

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