Child pornographer in South Africa nailed through traced IP address

A South African man from Port Shepstone has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault and the creation of child pornography.

By - March 20, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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A Port Shepstone man has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault and the possession and creation of child pornography, the Sunday Independent reported.

The man was linked to an international paedophile ring and was arrested in August by members of the SAPS.

Interpol provided the tip-off that lead to the arrest after Greek police arrested a man in 2013 on similar charges, and found he used an app called Giga Tribe to distribute child porn.

Through the app they were able to get the IP addresses of users from 32 countries who were downloading the material. One of those IP addresses led to South Africa.

Police found 1,000 copies of pornographic material in the South African man’s Uvongo home, containing images of children and teenagers involved in sexual activity.

He also stands accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old KwaZulu-Natal boy, and grooming him for pornographic material.

The man pleaded guilty on all counts and will be sentenced on 21 April.

The full report is available in the Sunday Independent of 20 March 2016.

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