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Alleged paedophile arrested for spying on stepdaughter

A man was arrested after his ex-wife discovered pornographic material of her daughter on his laptop.

FILE: Eyewitness News has learnt that police have arrested an alleged paedophile suspected of planting a camera to spy on his own step-daughter. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News has learnt that police have arrested an alleged paedophile suspected of planting a camera to spy on his own step-daughter.

The 44-year-old man was taken into custody two weeks ago after his laptop was seized and a variety of pornographic material was found.

He is currently out on bail and appeared in the Durban Regional Court yesterday facing charges relating to child pornography.

It's understood the photographs and videos that led to the arrest emerged during a divorce two years ago and were discovered by the man's ex-wife.

It appears the woman found a video of her own child among pornographic images on the suspect's laptop and alerted the police.

The investigation involved members of the cybercrimes unit.

Police's Jay Naicker says, "They did find pornographic material on his computer, he was then charged with child pornography."

The man cannot be named to protect his ex-wife's family.

His stepdaughter was 11-years-old at the time the footage was taken and now lives in Johannesburg.

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