Man jailed for attempting to abduct girl

2013-05-08 22:05
(File: Sapa)

(File: Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Mohammed Adams was sentenced to five years imprisonment on Wednesday by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court for trying to abduct a Florida pupil in 2011, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

"Magistrate Delize Smith considered the effect the offence had on the victim as she dropped out of school after failing to write exams due to emotional trauma," said NPA spokesperson Phindi Louw.

"The defence made an application for leave to appeal, which was denied at the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court."

Prosecutor Lucas Mothibi said the sentence should send a message that it was unlawful to "deprive others of their freedom".

Adams tried to abduct a Grade 10 teen outside Hoërskool Die Burger, west of Johannesburg, on 19 October 2011.

The school is the same one where Louise de Waal, 16, was abducted on 12 October 2011. Her burnt body was found on a farm in Magaliesburg later that day.

Louw said the school security guard gave the police the information about the attempted kidnapping and with his help Adams was arrested.

"Without his [security guard] detailed info, the arrest would not have been possible. We encourage the community to be the eyes and ears of the criminal justice system," she said.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  abductions

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.