Four arrested for child pornography crimes in SA

The SAPS has been working closely with international authorities to crack down on criminals.

FILE: The SAPS has been working closely with international authorities to crack down on people in possession of child pornography. Picture: Gadeeja Abbas/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Four South Africans have been arrested in connection with child pornography crimes in recent weeks with the help of the FBI and Belgian police.

The SAPS has been working closely with international authorities to crack down on people in possession of child pornography and those who distribute it overseas.

The latest arrests happened this week when a Port Elizabeth couple were nabbed and hard drives, cameras and USBs with child porn were recovered.

The crackdown started last month when a 37-year-old man from Plettenberg Bay was arrested when it was discovered he was distributing child porn to Belgium.

The police's Solomon Mogale says the arrest then led them to a couple in Port Elizabeth.

"We found 124 USBs, two cameras and we believe these items contain child pornography which they were distributing."

Last week another man from Grahamstown was also apprehended for distributing child pornography and most of his customers were traced to the United States.