Father Found Guilty on 426 Charges for Raping & Using Children for Pornography for Nine Years

A 41-year-old Ekurhuleni father has been found guilty on 426 charges of rape and using his children for pornography. 

The sexual predator appeared in the High Court in Benoni on Wednesday pleading guilty to the charges against him.

The court heard that the father committed the offences at his home towards his two stepsons and daughter for nine years between 2012 and 2021 when the mother of the children was at work and left them in his care. 

At the time of the incidents, the boys were between the ages of 6 to14 and the daughter was just 7 months old until she was 8-years-old.  

He was handcuffed in February 2021 when one of the children confided in one of the family relatives and the matter was then reported to the police.  

The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Lumka Mahanjana said the man told the court he would often ask the minor boys to take pictures of their sister’s private parts and send them to him for his pleasure.

“In his plea statement, he admitted to raping the boy children a couple of times and compelling them to rape their sister or perform sexual acts to each other while he watched or make them watch while he performed sexual acts to one of them.  The man also pleaded to attempt to rape his minor daughter a couple of times but failed. “  

Mahanjana said the Judge indicated that he was satisfied that the man pleaded guilty freely and asked that the names of the children and the man not be mentioned to protect the children. 

The case has been postponed to 07 April 2022 for sentencing.

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