Gen­i­tal mu­ti­la­tor’s bail ap­pli­ca­tion post­poned again

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BLOEM­FONTEIN — The bail ap­pli­ca­tion of al­leged gen­i­tal mu­ti­la­tor, Dan­ish na­tional Peter Fred­erik­sen, was post­poned yet again in the Bloem­fontein Re­gional Court yes­ter­day.

Mag­is­trate Mar­lene Marais post­poned the ap­pli­ca­tion with­out giv­ing a date. She said the de­fence failed to sub­mit Fred­erik­sen’s fi­nan­cial pa­pers, in­di­cat­ing he had enough money to pay bail.

The pa­pers were ex­pected to be sub­mit­ted to the State on Au­gust 12. “The rea­son why the court asked for these doc­u­ments is that there were no in­de­pen­dent doc­u­ments to prove that there were funds. If these were pro­vided, I would be giv­ing judg­ment to­day,” she said.

Fred­erik­sen is ex­pected to ap­pear again in the High Court in Bloem­fontein for his pre-trial con­fer­ence on Septem­ber 23.

The State said its in­ves­ti­ga­tions were com­plete and the trial was ex­pected to take eight weeks.

He is fac­ing 59 charges, in­clud­ing as­sault with in­tent to do griev­ous bod­ily harm, pos­sess­ing un­reg­is­tered medicine, pos­sess­ing un­li­censed firearms, dis­tribut­ing and pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy, con­spir­acy to mur­der, and bigamy. He was ar­rested on Septem­ber 17, 2015, af­ter 21 cli­torises were found in the freezer of his Lan­gen­hoven Park, Bloem­fontein home. — Sapa

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