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Child porn family in court next week

2012-10-08 13:14

Pretoria - Nine people facing charges of sexually assaulting children and making child pornography will appear in the Pretoria North Regional Court on October 18.

The nine accused are a grandfather, 58, grandmother, 57, their two sons from previous relationships, aged 34 and 36, the grandfather's brother, 61, his wife, 42, and their son, who is reportedly mentally disabled.

The 26-year-old wife of one of the sons was also arrested.

The ninth person was a 31-year old woman believed to be the wife of accused number eight.

The family members will not appear on Monday, October 8, as reported earlier.

Eight of the nine family members were arrested in 2010 on an array of charges including raping and sexually assaulting children, sexually grooming children, exposing children to pornography and benefiting from child pornography.

During their last appearance in July the court ruled that no copies may be made of evidence in a child molestation case, Woman and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) said.

This meant the defence team in the case had to view some evidence first-hand, and could not get copies of it.

Comments
  • bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-08 13:28

    This is just absolutely sick to read... Hang them!

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-08 14:03

      Why on earth does these cases take so long? They were found with the footage, there are witnesses, what is the problem? The defence had to view the evidence first hand. DOES IT REALLY TAKE SOMEONE 2 MONTHS TO WATCH A VIDEO?? 2 MONTHS!!!

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-08 14:14

      Petrus I agree with everything you said except that the defence are unable to view the evidence as no copies can be made.

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-08 14:52

      @ Kala I understand, and I also believe it would be a very dangerous thing to make copies. My point is, it takes me 4 hours to go to the Congo, another country, how long does it take to drive to where the footage is, view it, and drive back?

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-08 13:44

    BUNCH OF HILLBILLYS

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-08 14:04

      Good one! But seriously, they should castrate the men and stitch the woman up! Filthy trash!

  • yota.baron - 2012-10-08 13:52

    Death to you bunch of very sick people, sorry animals. May you burn in hell!

  • moi.carla.1980 - 2012-10-08 14:14

    2 year later and they still haven't been convicted????

  • reg.nagel - 2012-10-08 14:25

    I,feel so!!so sorry for those children..My heart bleeds.They knew very well what they were doing,they will get what is coming for them in prison THE F.....PIECE OF SH%T may they never find peace or rest!!!!

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-08 14:41

    This is so sick!!! They should be hanged! Scum like this don't deserve a life.

  • chris.flack.750 - 2012-10-08 14:42

    They were arrested in 2010. Why are they not in jail yet. WTF is wrong with this country.

  • bevan.carpenter.1 - 2012-10-08 14:51

    WHEN they get sentenced and jailed, spread the word of their crimes in the communal cells, that would be apt punishement

  • manu.dibango.96 - 2012-10-08 17:42

    There are somethings in this world that are just beyond understanding. You have to wonder how a whole get together and decide to do something like this. Unbelievable. But what is even stranger is how few comments this story has received. You would think that this is one of those stories that would be receiving the condemnations of everyone.

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-10-08 18:37

    It remind me some 20 years ago, when 6 young girls disappeared in Pretoria and pedophiles were suspected. These 'grandparents'- delirious by now... what's the bet they are involve and white or rather greedy shadows of ..

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-10-08 20:18

    According to some people that post here these people must be black...Just read the comments about rapists and abusers in general. Just another brilliant example of depraved humanity. Fortunately, for this planet, we are in the process of making ourselves extinct - just a pity we are dragging so many other species down with us in the process.

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