'Springs monster' and wife back in court

2016-05-26 05:52


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Pretoria - The trial of the man dubbed the "Springs Monster" and his wife, who are charged with abusing their five children, will continue in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

The man faces 22 charges and his estranged wife 20, including rape, child abuse, possession and dealing in drugs. Both are 36 years old.

They may not be named to protect the identities of their children, some of whom are minors.

The 36-year-old man pleaded guilty to one of the 22 charges, namely that he tried to stop a police officer from doing his work. The couple pleaded not guilty to all the other charges.

He was arrested in May 2014 after his 11-year-old son ran to a neighbour's house to beg for help. The neighbour called police. The wife was arrested a month later. She was granted bail while he remained in custody.

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