Port Elizabeth man expected in court on statutory rape and pornography charges

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

A 40 year-old man, who is a radio presenter at a community radio station and a pastor, is expected in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court after he was arrested for statutory rape and for showing pornographic material to a minor.

The man was arrested on Thursday by the Port Elizabeth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit of the SAPS following investigations that started in February last year, when a criminal case was opened.

It is alleged that he began a sexual relationship with a 15 year-old girl in 2013 and had intercourse on a regular basis. He also allegedly sent her explicit images.

"After the investigation was finalized and the pornographic material was obtained from the cellphone the investigating officer was instructed to arrest the suspect," the police said.