NPA investigation into alleged paedophile 'at critical stage'

A 44-year-old man has been charged with manufacturing child pornography.

FILE: The man appeared in a Durban Regional Court on Tuesday. Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Wednesday confirmed that the investigation into an alleged paedophile suspected of setting up a secret camera to record his step-daughter was at a critical stage.

Eyewitness News revealed that a 44-year-old man had been arrested after his now ex-wife discovered a video of her daughter on a laptop they shared.

The woman alerted the police and additional child pornography was reportedly found by the police's cybercrimes unit.

An NPA spokesperson said the accused had been charged with manufacturing child pornography.

"The investigation is pending and the NPA is not in a position to divulge what nature of what investigation is still outstanding but we are at a very crucial and sensitive stage."

The man appeared in a Durban Regional Court yesterday, but the case was postponed to allow police more time to finish their investigation.

His step daughter was eleven years old when the footage of her was taken.