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Mom weeps as paedophile son pleads guilty

Publish date: 07 August 2017
Issue Number: 737
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

A mother wept while her 39-year-old son pleaded guilty in the Port Shepstone Regional Court in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province last week to molesting his five-year-old daughter and snapping a gallery of lurid pictures of the assault. The man‚ a professional diver‚ had been indicted on charges of possessing child pornography‚ the sexual assault of his daughter and using a child to produce child porn. The man cannot be named to protect the identities of his two daughters‚ who left the country with their mother shortly after he was arrested in June last year. He was arrested after officers from the police’s electronic crimes investigation unit linked him to a paedophile who was arrested in the UK. Police discovered 277 explicit images of children‚ aged between 3 and 15 years old‚ on the man’s computer and on his cell phone during the swoop. A further 25 explicit images of his own children‚ as well as seven images of him touching one of them inappropriately were found.

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