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Plettenberg Bay man sentenced to 15 years for child porn

By Jesica Slabbert - Nov 7, 2017
Plettenberg Bay man sentenced to 15 years for child porn

Plettenberg Bay resident, William Beale, who earlier in the year pleaded guilty to more than 18 000 counts of child pornography, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.

Beale was arrested in January 2015 as the first South African to be arrested as part of Operation Cloud 9 - an operation involving South African and Belgian police, which is responsible for cracking down on an international child pornography network.

The Belgian and South African police found images and videos of child porn on his laptop, as well as the internet addresses of more than 300 other alleged paedophiles.