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Cape Town paedophile guilty on 95 counts

2012-11-13 21:38

Cape Town - Paedophile Johannes Kleinhans was found guilty on 95 counts, including the sexual assault of three girls, by the Parow Magistrate's Court in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The charges included indecent and sexual assault, possession of child pornography and taking pornographic photographs of the girls.

The 74-year-old, who formerly held directorships in several companies, was neatly dressed in a dark suit. He listened calmly while Magistrate Amanda van Leeve delivered judgment.

Kleinhans had initially pleaded guilty to the charges but his plea was changed to not guilty when his testimony in mitigation of sentence amounted to a denial of wrongdoing.

This was because he blamed his victims for his predicament.

Van Leeve said Kleinhans tried to give the court the impression that he was a "good and kindly old man" by showering his victims and their impoverished parents with gifts and financial assistance.

Handing down judgment, Van Leeve referred to Kleinhans' testimony that he made liquor available to the girls "to teach them the use of alcohol in a respectable manner".

He had also made condoms and vibrators available to them.

"He told the girls it was better to use the vibrators than to have sex, but to use the condoms if they did have sex," said Van Leeve.

She said what he did was "disgusting", and that Kleinhans admitted that he had planned his actions carefully.

Van Leeve had seen all the photographs that Kleinhans had taken of the girls, and described them as "pornographic".

Kleinhans lived with his wife in one house, but had converted another into a gym where he had installed exercising equipment "for the benefit of the girls".

Van Leeve said Kleinhans gained the confidence of the girls' parents by means of financial support and gifts.

She said she had no doubt that Kleinhans was guilty of all 95 charges.

Sentencing proceedings were set down for 3 December.

Comments
  • simon.pearce.790 - 2012-11-13 21:56

    Fry this dog!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-13 22:23

      Scumbag. Life!

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-14 08:25

      Sies man! 75 years old??? No hell man!

  • godfrey.welman - 2012-11-13 21:56

    Very sick!!!

  • StreetRacer911 - 2012-11-13 22:03

    Sick bastard. Rot in hel

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-11-13 22:24

    Special thoughts to the children and may their emotional scars heal

      steele.oyle - 2012-11-14 09:37

      I agree with you wholeheartedly Sally. To think that we still have warped individuals who gave you 5 thumbs down is a sad reflection on our society, or maybe they too are guilty of such heinous crimes

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-11-13 22:36

    Hang him...in public...!

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-13 22:40

    Don't worry, Bubbu and his 40 cellmates will sort him out.

  • brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-13 22:43

    I only read the headlines! Castrate, and bleeeeeeed to death! Mind you, beheading in public is better! Teach vermin a lesson to future scum like this!

  • weavenlinks - 2012-11-13 22:56

    im quite thrilled death penalty isnt applicable @all in our country, the rationale behind my point is that, he should rot, stink and die in jail naturally. how do you kill another person for God'sake? its pretty clear that everyone has a right to life, but old man extended hand of satan, pls may he rot in jail so to pay his evil deeds for a long time.

      gary.buynary - 2012-11-14 06:27

      So you don't want the death penalty because it's wrong and ungodly, but you want him to suffer a worse fate than the death penalty?\r\n\r\nI think if Johannes knew he could be sentenced to death for his actions he would have rethought his actions.

      yar.wellnofine - 2012-11-14 06:56

      @Gary Spot on!!

  • nadia.deklerk.7 - 2012-11-14 00:14

    50 shades of pervert. WHy people like him exist is beyond me. -_-

      lelanie.prinsloo - 2012-11-14 08:59

      Why use the phrase 50 shades??? What does the book have to do with a old pervert?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-14 05:11

    This man doesnt deserve to live thats 95 kids he has damaged for life

  • Riaan Venter - 2012-11-14 05:46

    Sny af sy testikels!!!

      yar.wellnofine - 2012-11-14 06:32

      Nee. Moer hulle eers stukkend.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-14 06:14

    Lock him up and throw away the key, dirty filthy scum.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-11-14 06:43

    'n seder val in Kaapstad! Dirty old bastard!

  • linda.duits - 2012-11-14 06:46

    Sent this piece of scum to a remote island and let him fend for himself. Maybe we should send all paedophiles there so they can enjoy each other's company.

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-14 07:36

    Castrate the monster!

  • jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-14 07:55

    This man needs help. Help to walk up the steps to the gallows. Help to stand still while they place the rope around his neck. Help to stand up straight. After the trapdoors open he should be fine.

  • kyle.buitendag - 2012-11-14 08:15

    lock him up and throw away the key, piece of trash

  • phillip.mtshweni.39 - 2012-11-14 09:16

    there's no necessity to geld him now his mates will be exchanging him moer toe

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-14 09:56

    Competing with Nkandla? NXA

  • olivia.duplessis.1 - 2012-11-14 10:10

    Castration, and a nice time in a SA prison.

  • cobus.leroux.3 - 2012-11-14 12:29

    They actually have to think about his sentence?? "Hung by the scrotum until dead, dead, dead"

  • Annemarie Barlow du Plessis - 2014-05-22 09:08

    He must go to jail (as he was found guilty) and die there.

  • Lydia Benkenstein - 2014-05-22 20:32

    Sies man, keep your hands to yourself. Straight to jail.

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