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Child porn trial to restart tomorrow

A 74-year-old will face 95 charges related to sexual assault, sexual grooming and child pornography.

A 74-year-old is expected to face 95 charges related to sexual assault, sexual grooming and child pornography.

CAPE TOWN - The trial against a 74-year-old man accused of sexual assault, sexual grooming and producing child pornography is set to start on Tuesday.

Johannes Kleynhans pleaded guilty to all the charges in May 2012. But when he testified in mitigation sentence, he denied some of the charges.

The Parow Regional Court scrapped the entire trial and entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

Kleynhans faces a total of 95 charges related to sexual assault, sexual grooming and child pornography.

At the time of the attacks, his alleged victims were all 13 years old.

Kleynhans allegedly paid the girls with cash and gifts in exchange for nude photo shoots.

In one of the cases, he also allegedly supported the girl's family and paid for her education.

When he testified in mitigation of sentence in his initial trial, he told the court he was just trying to help the girls financially.

He said he felt sorry for them and that they had suggested the photo shoots in exchange for money.

He testified that he made the worst mistake of his life.

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