Growing frustration over delays in child porn case

A Plettenburg Bay man linked to an international child porn syndicate appeared in the Knysna Regional Court.

Several others have also been apprehended across the country as part of the case. Picture: www.freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - The Women and Men Against Child Abuse organisation says it is frustrated at yet another delay in a case against a Plettenberg Bay resident who is being investigated for his possible links to an international child porn syndicate.

The 37-year-old computer engineer appeared in the Knysna Regional Court today.

He was apprehended in January during an international sting operation between the South African Police Service and Belgian authorities in a child pornography crackdown.

Several others have also been apprehended across the country as part of the case.

The organisation's Joanne Barrett says the case will continue on Friday.

"The accused was going to enter into plea negotiations with the State, which then referred him to the Senior Prosecutor, but he was out of town. So once again [there's] a delay in a serious matter as well as a total waste of court time and taxpayers' money."