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Case against spying ex-husband postponed

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

Picture: Saps

JOHANNESBURG - The case against a man arrested for allegedly setting up a secret camera to spy on his stepdaughter has been postponed for around a month to allow police to continue their investigation.

The man appeared in a Durban court yesterday facing charges relating to child pornography.

Eyewitness News last month revealed how the mother of the young girl led police to her ex-husband after discovering the video footage and various other pornographic material on a laptop they shared.

The mother drove from Johannesburg to Durban this week to face her ex-husband in court as his case was postponed for further investigation.

"It gave me that sense of relief. It almost opened up a big wound and just let all the air out, so that I know there will be justice for my daughter. We are safe now and he's being held accountable for it."

The woman spent two years pushing the police to act on the evidence and says she's relieved the case has now been escalated to the Hawks.

The mother had fled Durban after making the discovery.

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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