Paedophile case postponed
A 40-YEAR-OLD Kempton Park man who is being charged with 718 charges relating to rape, producing child pornography and distributing child pornography appeared in the high court in Joburg yesterday.
In his second appearance, the man, whose name is being withheld in order to protect the identities of his underage victims, still had his signature wooden cross around his neck.
The matter, which was heard by Judge Cassim Moosa, was postponed in order for his defence, Advocate Janette Henzen-Du Toitto have time to prepare after his previous defence lawyer pulled out.
State advocate, Advocate Riana Williams told Judge Moosa that the state was ready to proceed with the case but was willing to wait until the defence is ready.
Williams also requested that Judge Moosa warn the state’s witnesses to prepare themselves to appear on the postponement date, failing which a warrant of their arrest would be issued.
The matter was then postponed to February 6. The man is to remain in custody until then.
According to the indictment, two of the girls that appear in some of the video material and photographs, aged five and 17 respectively, have been identified as the children of the man’s former lovers.