Alleged child pornographer appears in court

2016-01-27 10:59

Bloemfontein – A Johannesburg man accused of the possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography appeared briefly in the Bloemfontein High Court on Wednesday.

His case was transferred to the Parys High Court.  

The defence and the prosecution had a private consultation before his case was remanded.  

The man is facing 935 charges, including rape and sexual assault.

He was arrested in the Free State in October 2014 and cannot be identified in order to protect his alleged victims.

His office, home and a storage facility were searched and several items - including cellphones, laptops, pornographic DVDs and girls’ underwear - were seized.

About 19 of his alleged victims, aged between 10 and 13, have been identified so far.  

Member of NGO Women and Men against Child Abuse came to the court on Wednesday to support the man’s alleged victims and their families.   

"These crimes are not taken seriously and we want to put pressure on the court to prioritise this case," said the organisation’s Vincentia Dlamini-Ngobese.   

The man's trial date was set for between July 25 and August 26.  

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