'Springs monster' and wife due in court today over shocking child abuse claims

By News24 Wire
31 October 2016

The man and his wife are accused of the decade-long abuse of five children.

The man dubbed the “Springs monster” - who along with his wife is accused of the decade long abuse of five children - is expected to appear in the Pretoria High Court on Monday.

In 2014, a badly beaten 11-year-old boy escaped from the family home and raised the alarm with a neighbour who eventually alerted authorities.

The pair have pleaded not guilty to charges including the attempted murder of their 13-year-old son, attempted obstruction of justice, five charges of child abuse, five of child neglect, two of breaking the Schools Act, showing pornographic material to the oldest daughter when she was still under 18, and using and distributing crystal methamphetamine.

The father pleaded not guilty to 21 charges that included the alleged abuse and rape of his oldest daughter.

He however pleaded guilty to one charge of stopping police from doing their work when they searched for one of his children in May 2014.

The mother pleaded not guilty to 20 charges.

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