Grahamstown child porn kingpin sentenced

BY CHARL BOSCH - MAY 29, 2015

The Grahamstown High Court has sentenced a 53-year old man to 10 years behind bars for his involvement in an online international child pornography syndicate.

According to reports, Anthony Evans reportedly setup the website with the aim of attracting children via false profiles on social media. Once the victim had been caught, attempts would be made to have them engage in explicit sexual activity while secretly being filmed by webcam.

Speaking to The Citizen, National police spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale, said that law enforcement officials in the United States had become suspicious after seven people were arrested for using the website in an attempt to lure children.

“When the US law enforcement people conducted further investigation, they established that the websites were being administered from somewhere in South Africa. By then about 600 victims from the United States, whose ages range from eight to 13, had been exploited,” he was quoted as saying.

Makgale also confirmed that an investigation of Evans’ house turned up 16 hard drives, a laptop, two video cameras and a similar number of cameras believed to have been used.

Evans, who was reported in March as being the owner of a guesthouse in Port Alfred and Grahamstown, was granted bail of R40 000 by the Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court before having case moved to the High Court last month.

 

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