NW Advocate charged with sexual exploitation of a minor granted bail

The National Prosecuting Authority has served a letter of suspension to a senior prosecutor from the North West who had been charged with sexual offences involving a minor.

The accused, a 45-year-old advocate, appeared in the Lichtenburg Magistrates Court yesterday and had been granted R10,000’s bail.

He’s charged with statutory rape, sexual exploitation of children, sexual display or causing display of pornography, sexual grooming of children and sexual assault. It’s alleged the victim was 15 years old in 2019 when the crimes were committed.

The matter has been postponed to next month for further investigation.