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Couple accused of distributing child porn expected in court

Police announced that investigators had made almost 50 arrests following a nearly year-long investigation.

FILE. The nature and extent of the charges against the 56-year-old man and his 42-year-old partner are expected to be heard when the couple applies for bail. Picture: sxc.hu

PRETORIA - A Pretoria West couple accused of possession and distribution of child pornography, is expected to apply for bail in the Pretoria Magistrates Court today.

The man and woman were among four people arrested two weeks ago in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

Police announced last week that investigators had made almost 50 arrests following a nearly year-long investigation.

The nature and extent of the charges against the 56-year-old man and his 42-year-old partner are expected to be heard when the couple applies for bail.

The state is expected to explain the details of the charges when it opposes the application.

A third man, arrested with the couple, has turned state-witness and is expected to testify against them.

A Cape Town man, who is believed to be linked to the same child pornography ring, was released on R5,000 bail on Friday.

The police announced last week that they've identified at least another 30 suspects whom they hope to arrest soon.

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