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Child porn suspect's case postponed

William Beale is one of nine South Africans arrested in connection with a global child porn ring.

Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - A Plettenberg Bay man allegedly linked to an international child pornography syndicate will be back in court next month.

William Beale appeared in the Knysna regional court this morning, where the case was postponed.

The computer engineer is one of nine South Africans who've been arrested in connection with a global child porn ring and he's currently out on bail.

In South Africa, a total of 75 men have been implicated in the child pornography syndicate.

Meanwhile, anti-child abuse group Green Hearts' Yvette Wilschut has expressed outrage over the matter.

"We had an arrest as recently as yesterday, it just shows you that these people are not scared of the law because they're carrying on. They don't stop, they're still distributing images, they're still manufacturing images."

In another development, a KwaZulu-Natal man was arrested earlier this week in connection with the case and has been released on R3,000 bail.

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