The High Court of Pretoria in Benoni on Friday sentenced a 41-year-old father to two life sentences and 83 years in prison for, among other things, rape and production of child pornography.
The Benoni man has committed these offenses against his two stepsons and his daughter between 2012 and 2021.
At the time of the incidents, the boys were between the ages of six and 14, and in the daughter’s case, they occurred from the age of seven months to her eighth years of age.
“These crimes occurred in their home when the children’s mother was at work and the children were left in his care.
“At work, he would often plead underage boys to take photos of their sister’s privates and send them to him for his pleasure,” said National Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Lumka Mahanjana.
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These also include two counts of abusing a child for pornography, three counts of creating or manufacturing child pornography, and 407 counts of possession of child pornography.
The judge ordered a simultaneous sentencing to
The man was arrested in February 2021 when one of the children confided in a relative and the matter was then reported to the police.
“The other children later spoke up as well from their experiences. The man has been held in custody since his arrest.”
D.A. Adv. Jeffery Nethononda said the defendant failed to respect the constitutional rights of older children.
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