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Boksburg man in court for child porn

The man had pornographic images of his girlfriend's four-year-old daughter.

FILE: Police arrested the man on Wednesday following a tip-off from their counterparts in the US. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A Boksburg man is expected to appear in court this morning for alleged possession of pornographic images of his girlfriend's four-year-old daughter.

Police arrested the man on Wednesday following a tip-off from their counterparts in the US.

This arrest brings to eight the number of suspects detained under the so-called Cloud Nine Operation which has seen arrests in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

The police's Vish Naidoo says members of their child pornography special task team were tipped off that the suspect was distributing images to people in the US.

He says they tracked the 39-year-old to his workplace before searching his home.

"We found on one of his computers pornographic material his girlfriend's four-year-old daughter. He was subsequently arrested and more material seized."

Naidoo says their investigations started in Belgium, but has extended to Australia and America.

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