Tue, 15 Jun 2021

  • A North West senior prosecutor has appeared in court in connection with several alleged sexual offences.
  • His case has been postponed and he was given bail with strict conditions.
  • The prosecutor has also been served with a letter of suspension from the NPA.

A sexual offences case against a 45-year-old prosecutor has been postponed in the Lichtenburg Magistrate's Court. The accused has been released on R10 000 bail.

He appeared in court on Monday in connection with various sexual offences allegedly committed against a minor in 2019, said North West National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Henry Mamothame.

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The accused, an advocate the North West office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, has been charged with statutory rape, sexual exploitation of children, sexual display or causing display of pornography, sexual grooming of children and sexual assault.

The victim was 15 years old in 2019 when the alleged offences were committed, Mamothame added, saying the NPA had since served the accused with a letter of suspension.

"The State requested the court for a postponement to allow further investigations by the police, as they are expecting more statements from key witnesses. His bail of R10 000 is extended until his next court appearance."

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The accused's bail conditions include he not apply for a passport, he is restrained from contacting the victim and the witnesses, and is prohibited from leaving the North West without the consent of the investigating officer.

Source: News24

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