A cape Town man gets 8 years suspended sentence for child pornography

Andries Retief made a brief appearance in the Parow Regional Court today. The 37 year old was found guilty of more than 2000 counts relating to child pornography.

Retief was granted an eight year suspended sentence on the condition that he doesn't commit any crime related to child pornography. His name has also been added to the national sexual offenders’ registry.

Eye Witness News Reporter, Natalie Malgas was in Parow earlier today, she reports:

According to Malgas the Magistrate explained the reasons for giving Retief eight years suspended sentence as:

  • The state failed to prove that Retief showed any paedophilic tendencies
  • Retief took treatment and underwent therapy willingly which the magistrate said he understands the severity of the situation
  • The state also failed to prove whether this incident will have negative effect on the children

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery pays its waiters a living wage

Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery pays its waiters a living wage

John Maytham speaks to chef PJ Vadas about their new restaurant.

[LISTEN] Icasa settles with network operators on data regulations

[LISTEN] Icasa settles with network operators on data regulations

Senior journalist at MyBroadband.co.za Jan Vermeulen explains the new data rules.

Advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa says Jiba interfered with his duties

Advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa says Jiba interfered with his duties

Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman gives a wrap up from the NDPP interviews in Pretoria.

[WATCH] Up close and personal with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

[WATCH] Up close and personal with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

John Maythan chats to Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka about their upcoming races and their preparations.

Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home pleads for help after fire destroys home

Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home pleads for help after fire destroys home

Director of Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home Yondela Nyongo explains how the fire started that destroyed the children's home.

Hope for lions in captivity, Parliament reviews policy

Hope for lions in captivity, Parliament reviews policy

Senior trade officer for Wildlife in Trade Programme at Endangered Wildlife Trust Dr Kelly Marnewick say this is a positive step.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Cervical cancer is the only cancer that is caused by sex - Dr Eve

[LISTEN] Cervical cancer is the only cancer that is caused by sex - Dr Eve

Dr Eve discusses cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.

Angry customer stops at nothing to expose bad service at upmarket hotel

Angry customer stops at nothing to expose bad service at upmarket hotel

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

Motorist who killed two goslings has been identified

Motorist who killed two goslings has been identified

According to the SPCA, he will be charged with contravention of the Animal Protection Act.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

It turns out that the petrol heads who span cars on the N2 were part of the SA Torque Cape Town Breakfast Run.

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

An Uber customer shares how she was threatened by an Uber driver with a hockey stick after a disagreement.

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Residents are urged to take note of the schedules as Stage 1 load s​hedding remains a possibility.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.