Paedophile to face extradition proceedings

2016-10-04 05:58
Wynberg Magistrate's Court (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Wynberg Magistrate's Court (Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town – A paedophile facing charges of sexual offences against children in Australia is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Anthony Peter Freedendal, 76, was arrested at Pollsmoor prison in August at the request of Australian authorities, Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda said at the time.

His court appearance is part of an eventual extradition application.

He faces 15 charges of indecent assault, five of persistent sexual offences with a child, and four charges of sexual intercourse with a minor in Australia.

Freedendal was released on bail in Australia and travelled to Cape Town in 2011. He failed to return to Australia to face trial.

In 2014, while living in Sea Point, Cape Town, he was arrested, charged and sentenced for sexually abusing three boys and five girls. He attended the same church as the victims and would invite them for sleepovers.

 

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