‘Pierewaar’ from Pretoria remains behind bars

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Jacques Arthur Malot (38) remains behind bars for now.

Malot made his first appearance in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where the case against him was adjourned until March. He remains in custody until he is expected to formally apply for bail.

Malot is on trial for several serious charges, including sexual assault, kidnapping and car theft, and the possibility of more charges cannot be ruled out, said Sgt. Johan van Dyk, police spokesperson, confirmed to RNews this afternoon.

Malot was arrested about two weeks ago in the Western Cape on charges of shoplifting. However, fingerprints also linked him to cases in Pretoria.

RNews earlier reported that Malot was the Sinoville police station in the north of Pretoria’s second most wanted suspect for more than two years after he allegedly deceived several women in Pretoria with his charm.

He fled to the Western Cape about two years ago and a team of five police officers from Sinoville has been on his trail ever since. The team apparently suspected that Malot was hiding in the Cape, but never knew exactly where he was.

Then came the call from their colleagues in the Cape.

Shortly after his arrest, Malot appeared in a court in the Western Cape on charges of shoplifting.

Van Dyk explains that Malot has already appeared on the charges of car theft, as at that stage a warrant had been issued for his arrest on those charges.

Malot has since been brought to Pretoria where he must stand trial for at least one incident during which he used his so-called charm to target and allegedly sexually assault a woman.

In the meantime, the police are calling on other possible victims of Malot to come forward. Information can be obtained from Sgt. Piet Ferreira and AO. Riaan Kruger at 071 675 7373 is reported.