Owner Of Daycare And Four Men Apprehended For Allegedly Explicit Child Material. Five males, involving a daycare centre owner, have been apprehended for allegedly having explicit child assault photos and video recordings.
Five males, involving a daycare centre owner, have been apprehended for allegedly having explicit child assault photos and video recordings. This was stated by police officials on Sunday. The men, ranging from 30 years old to 62 years old, were apprehended between the 10th of February and Valentine’s Day.
The apprehension of the men occurred after search warrants were received, according to Colonel Brenda Muridili, the police spokesperson. The operation, titled Operation Moonlight, was managed by the Gauteng and national representatives of a special section within the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit, along with the United States Department of Homeland Security officials. The United States Department of Homeland Security officials helped with their expert knowledge of crime scene forensic analysis. The police spokesperson says the teams were working based on details from the Crime Intelligence Cyber Crime Unit.
“Several personal computers, hard drives, flash drives, tablets and cellphones which contain explicit child abuse material (child sexual content) were seized during the operation for further investigation and as exhibits,” says the police spokesperson. A 30-year-old man who lives with his parents at Rietfonteing was apprehended first then after it was a 42-year-old that man that is married and a father of three children who lives in Claremont. The two men were apprehended on the same day. A 34-year-old from Kempton Park, who has been convicted for sexual assault receiving a five-year suspended sentence, the sentence will end on the 15th of March.
The police spokesperson says they had another search warrant for a person in Garsfontein in Pretoria. They, however, didn’t apprehend the suspect because there was no material discovered at his place. The police spokesperson says the guy has a case from 20212 for child porn and bestiality on the 20th of April. The men were given bail of R5000 while the police officials examine more.
by Alexandra Ramaite