EC farmer handed 15-year sentence for child prostitution

The 60-year-old man paid his domestic worker to engage in sexual acts with minors.

FILE: An Eastern Cape farmer paid his domestic worker to engage in sexual acts with her own child and those of her neighbours. Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - An Eastern Cape farmer has been handed a 15-year jail term for a range of child prostitution charges.

The 60-year-old man from Stutterheim paid his domestic worker to engage in sexual acts with minors.

It's reported the woman prostituted her daughter and those of her neighbours to the farmer over a two-year period.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Tsepo Ndwalaza says they faced 28 charges, including human trafficking for sexual purposes.

"Effectively the farmer was given 15 years in prison and the domestic worker, with various charges as well, was given 12 years effective imprisonment."

Ndwalaza says the NPA welcomes the sentence.

"We are really satisfied with the kind of sentence that was handed to the two adults who actually exploited kids for their selfish ends."