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Suspected child porn kingpin arrested in SA

2015-03-12 16:44

Port Elizabeth – A man suspected of being the kingpin of an international child porn syndicate has been arrested at his guesthouse in Grahamstown, according to reports.

eNCA reported that the 53-year-old guesthouse owner was arrested in a joint operation between police and the FBI.  

According to the Daily Dispatch his arrest comes after a tip-off by Interpol to the Gauteng Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit, after seven people were arrested in the US.

Unit commander Colonel Heila Niemand told eNCA that the man allegedly lured his victims by pretending to be a teenager.

Niemand said once he found a victim he would gain their trust, getting them to perform sexual acts, which he recorded.

She told the broadcaster that he would use these videos to con other girls into doing the same thing, grooming his victims over time. Each of these victims is different and none know each other, she said.

Most of his videos were reportedly posted to websites in the US, Canada and Europe.

Times Live reported that plans were under way to have the man extradited to the US to stand trial for the abuse of 600 girls.

Niemand said the FBI want him extradited as most of the 600 girls, aged between 8 and 13, are from the US.

Comments
  • Isabella Rodrigaz - 2015-03-12 16:48

    Pevertness of the grown ups, suffer the little children......

      Tuco Angeleyes - 2015-03-12 17:11

      I'd gladly assist you Leonard. As a father stories like this make my blood boil. there are really sick oxygen thieves out there.

      Pack Age - 2015-03-12 17:27

      Just shows the amount of CAPITAL rot that is settling in South Africa or doing business in our now immoral society

      Tuco Angeleyes - 2015-03-12 17:33

      This creature and others like him should be named and shamed. If they are prepared to prey on lil girls and boys in hiding then they must be prepared to face what ever music comes their way from the public. this is one of those type of cases I would not mind to hear the beast was necklaced.

  • Lynda Tyrer - 2015-03-12 16:53

    Good work now make sure hes locked up for good with no chance of access to a computer or phone.

  • Sugan Moodley - 2015-03-12 16:59

    WTF!!! That's just sick. Castrate the bastard.

  • MerryMartin - 2015-03-12 17:00

    I do not believe in the death penalty, but cretins like this make me almost change my mind... although I think a spell inside with "pappa" might be a more apt punishment. Hope he rots.

  • Bernd Kankowski - 2015-03-12 17:00

    Just a pity that there are so many of these perverted individuals within our society. They have to be smoked out and be locked up permanently

  • Albert Martin - 2015-03-12 17:02

    Siek etter

  • Wined Sterammad - 2015-03-12 17:02

    why the not naming him

  • Marius Kritzinger - 2015-03-12 17:30

    He came to SA as our police are useless. They must have caught him by accident.

  • Alowis Taurai Musodza - 2015-03-12 17:34

    Another water tight case like Dewani neh

  • Feik Mc Heither - 2015-03-12 17:42

    There's a pedophile in our midst, look t the single thumb downs in each comment. Despicable being.

  • Elize Kunz - 2015-03-12 17:48

    Has his suitcase been packed and his plane ticket bought? A life sentence in America means just that: Life!! He must never get parole and may he rot from the neck down, because his head is already 'vrot'.

  • Wayne Truter - 2015-03-12 17:49

    Name this bastard! These sick bastards should be named

  • AndrĂ© Neethling - 2015-03-12 17:56

    give him to me i will shoot the bastard without blinking

  • Matome Lucky - 2015-03-12 18:27

    The question that I always ask myself is what does this idiots gain by subjecting these innocents angels to such humiliating trauma?

      Excellence - 2015-03-12 20:01

      Money, loads of money, can buy guest house and shyte

  • Nhlanhla Ngcongo - 2015-03-12 18:46

    I don not think that this bursted should be protected against the people, we as mothers need to knw his name and his face, so that we can be aware and to protect our kids as well

  • Wessel Cronje - 2015-03-12 19:01

    I agree with all comments, but sitting back and reflect on this makes my skin crawl. Luckily I don't have daughters, but to think that only this one sicko was arrested whilst there are 1000's roaming free, operating on their own, doing despicable things to the innocent and being respected by family and friends because the oom will not harm a fly. This arrest (well done to the SAPS)is but a drop in the ocean, HTF are we going to rid society of this sickness? And some will still advocate their human right to life.....

      Everall Taljaard - 2015-03-13 06:48

      I am a man and was raped by one at age 10 not only girls my friend.

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2015-03-13 11:26

      Everall, how dreadful. Thank you for reminding us that this type of pervert often make no difference between boys and girls. I feel for you.

  • Anita Jordaan - 2015-03-12 19:36

    send this piece of rubbish to the USA here he will get away with either or a plea of insanity, IT MY CULTURE or I was abused as a child, slap on the wrist suspended sentence and then he starts all over in another place

  • Semandie Gerber Renkin - 2015-03-12 19:53

    name and shame the bastard!!!

  • Patricia Dewet - 2015-03-12 20:16

    Just let this rubbish disappear.

  • Clive Brink - 2015-03-12 20:39

    Hope they kill him by firing squad since they cant do lethal injections anymore!

  • Faiek Galant - 2015-03-12 21:38

    Why don't they name him ?

  • Wilma Armstrong - 2015-03-12 22:47

    Tried in the US .... just another bad apple with a SA sticker on him.

  • Liezle Brussouw - 2015-03-12 23:11

    Good need more of these arrests. Stupid, sick people watch child porn.

  • Del Pearson - 2015-03-13 02:19

    Try him and hang him.

  • Imran Phiri - 2015-03-13 02:26

    Why sending him to Us don't we have courts here?just give him 40years

      Everall Taljaard - 2015-03-13 06:45

      40 yrs? Methinks 1yr for every child.

  • Chantel Edwards Evans - 2015-03-13 05:55

    Its a joke reading this. I currently have a case pending against one of these sick monsters. He has been sitting FREE for almost two years....WHY...because the state has not yet got all their paperwork done! The case was open and shut. Everything given to them on a platter...he shared my unsecure wireless network....i captured and saved his sick on goings for almost a month before someone in the police finally took time to take a statement! Some children as young as four....and there were thousands...dating back to the eighties...but still he sits free...maybe even in your neighbourhood. My blood boils when i read this....because this sicko will probably also sit free whilst the state does paperwork. So dont get your hopes up that this guy will be off the street!!!

      Everall Taljaard - 2015-03-13 06:43

      Don't give up, if you do the evil wins.

  • Brendan Cluley - 2015-03-13 06:27

    More disturbing, why do parents allow their children to this in the first place. These parents should monitor their children. I personally blame mtv for the decay in society

  • Everall Taljaard - 2015-03-13 06:42

    You all can help by watching how many of your friends go on line and watch porn, helping to facilitate it, you will find that at least 3 out of 5 men do it on a regular basis on my block I know 2 teachers who watch porn with the stupid stupid idea it's all above board.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2015-03-13 11:22

    Yes, please hand him over to the Americans, where he will get the sentence he deserves. Bloody pervert.

  • kmotang - 2015-03-13 12:48

    Ship his sick self over, I hope he gets the firing squad. Fools like him deserve no oxygen. Nxm

  • Sputnik101 - 2015-03-13 15:56

    R 40 000 bail. Shocking!

  • Heidi Myers - 2015-03-13 20:31

    My dad had a saying when the neighbours dogs kept him awake at night. Lets take them for a walk!! He never did, but I knew what he was talking about. I would love to take this guy and all like him for a a"walk"

  • Beverly Young - 2015-03-17 07:14

    Why dont they name and shame him? The police have seized his hard-drives and all equipment? As far as we know, he has two guest houses.

  • Bill Loney - 2015-04-24 08:31

    Just another example of how ineffective our law enforcement is. This low life scum came to South Africa because it's one of the easier countries for foreign criminals to operate from. SA is infested with criminal gangs from all over the world. The ANC is to blame for allowing this situation to develop. Jobs for buddies in the police just does not work!

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