Convicted rapist handed 32 life sentences & 170 years in prison

Warren Troy Knoop, a car salesman from the East Rand pleaded guilty to 870 charges of rape and possession of child pornography.

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JOHANNESBURG – A man convicted on more than 800 charges, including rape and child pornography, has been handed 32 life sentences and 170 years in prison.

Warren Troy Knoop, a car salesman from the East Rand pleaded guilty to 870 charges of rape and possession of child pornography.

He was arrested after officials found pornographic material, which he shared online.

Women and Men Against Child Abuse says that it’s pleased with the sentence and believes it will serve as an example for other perpetrators.

Spokesperson Miranda Friedmann says: “I think the judge has certainly sent out a very strong message. We don’t only have the 32 life sentences that he’s handed down, but the 170 years, which involve the manufacturing and distribution of child porn, which has not been seriously seen in our country. It has been seen as a victimless crime.”

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)