Police continue their probe into paedophile ring

The investigation of a paedophile and child pornography cult in the Southern Cape is continuing, while the case of a Stilbaai pair who are allegedly linked to the cult and who were arrested on rape charges has been postponed for two months.

The 18-year-old woman and 36-year-old man made a brief appearance in court on Friday before being returned to custody until their next court appearance on April 18.

The woman has already admitted that she was an accomplice to rape and indecent assault involving minors, and involved in producing and possessing child pornography.

The pair cannot be named until they have entered a plea in court. The court hearings have been held in camera to protect two young victims – aged 11 and 14 – who were found in a Stilbaai farmhouse where they were allegedly featured in child pornographic material produced by the suspects.

Police have said the case against the pair is extremely strong due to the large amount of child pornography seized during their investigations in Stilbaai.

A police investigator said on Friday that it would be “some time” before the case went to trial because of the detailed investigation. In particular, reports were being awaited from the police’s technical support unit.

Police have said the pair are linked to a cult called the Trilogy Alliance and that there was a strong possibility that there were more child victims of paedophilia connected to it.

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The Herald, South Africa
Feb. 13, 2006
Brett Atkins, Garden Route Bureau Chief
www.theherald.co.za

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