Child rape case postponed

2013-02-27 21:08
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Johannesburg - The trial of a Knysna businessman facing 79 charges, including statutory rape, was postponed by the Thembalethu Magistrate's Court, in George, on Wednesday.

Adrian Wilson-Forbes, 60, will appear again on Monday.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges of statutory rape, abduction, indecent assault, trafficking persons for sexual purposes and making child pornography.

The case started on Monday, when evidence was presented by police officers from the family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit in George.

Wilson-Forbes allegedly abducted an 11-year-old boy from the Garden Route Mall in George in 2001 and took him to a local dam where he allegedly exposed his genitals and offered him money to have sex with him.

The boy was allegedly indecently assaulted.

He allegedly offered the boy money to find him young girls for sex.

Constable Adri Koeries testified on Tuesday about the alleged rape of an 8-year-old girl on 29 March 2012.

She said a man confessed to her that he had procured three girls for sexual purposes for Wilson-Forbes in return for money.

The first two girls were abducted in 2001 and 2002, and the third in March last year.

All three were aged between 8 and 9 at the time.

Koeries testified the man had photographs on his cellphone of the alleged rape in March, which led to Wilson-Forbes' arrest in May.

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