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Child porn accused granted suspended sentence

Andries Retief made a brief appearance in the Parow Regional Court on Monday. The 37-year-old has been 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.

EWN Reporter, Natalie Malgas, reflects on the court ruling with Kieno Kammies.

The Magistrate says the state failed to prove that he has peadophilic tendencies or that he is likely to re-offend. She also considered that he has voluntarily funded his own rehabilitation since his arrest in 2011. She added that it was unclear how the acts would affect any of the children as many of the victims were asleep when the photos were taken.

Natalie Malgas, EWN Reporter

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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