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George man to be sentenced for sexually abusing teen boy

Closing arguments were heard in the case against Ian Venter in the George regional court on Monday.

Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Sentencing is expected later this month in the trial of a George man convicted of sexually abusing a child.

Closing arguments were heard in the case against Ian Venter in the George regional court on Monday.

Venter molested a 13-year-old boy in 2015.

The previous year, the dentist was placed under house arrest for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.

Joanne Barrett of activist group Women and Men Against Children Abuse says: “We expect direct imprisonment which will send a strong message that child sexual abuse will not be tolerated. In this case, Venter has reoffended, which clearly shows he felt no remorse.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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