Man, 73, admits to 95 child porn charges

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porn king guilty DAILY VOICE Johannes Kleinhans during his trial at the Parow Regional Court. Photo: Patrick Louw

A 73-year-old Cape Town man has been found guilty of 95 charges related to child pornography and sexual assault.

Johannes Kleinhans admitted to the Parow Regional Court he had befriended his three young victims and took naked photographs of them in various sexual poses.

He told the court he kept the pornographic material for his personal use.

And he admitted he paid his young victim’s off with money, clothes and cellphones.

On Tuesday the court heard in shocking detail how Kleinhans targeted girls aged 13 and 14 years old.

In his photo shoots, Kleinhans said he had his victims perform sexual acts on themselves.

 In some photos he made the girls pose naked, clutching vibrators.

In court on Tuesday, Kleinhans was neatly dressed in a dark suit, tie and white shirt.

He cut a lone figure in the dock as he sat hunched over, staring straight ahead.

Behind him the only people seated in the gallery were members of the media.

He listened attentively as State Prosecutor Herculine Swart took the court through the shocking details of each case.

The court heard how Kleinhans inappropriately touched his young victims, whose identities are known to the Daily Voice.

Swart also took the court through each of the 95 child pornography charges where she described in detail the photographs Kleinhans took of his victims.

When asked if he was aware and understood the charges, he answered in a firm, loud voice: “Ek verstaan dit… ek pleit skuldig.(I understand it....I plead guilty)”

Before addressing the court, Kleinhans’ lawyer Johan Grobbelaar asked if his client could be seated for the duration of his hearing because he had been complaining of a “heart problem”.

 

Kleinhans admitted that he had befriended one of his victims and her friend in 2009 and also supported her family financially and paid for her school fees among other things.

He says in 2010 he took naked photographs of the girl while they were alone at his then Bellville home.

“In the photos that I took, she was naked where the breasts, thighs, vagina and anus were exposed,” the court heard.

He told the court the pictures were for his personal use and said he had paid the girl for the photos.

Kleinhans admitted to paying another girl after taking naked photos of her at his request between 2005 and 2006.

He also told the court about the time he removed a string from the girl’s vagina after it broke from her tampon.

 Kleinhans also revealed that he showed the girls pornographic videos and gave them vibrators with the intention of teaching them sex acts.

Kleinhans admits he took and saved 85 photos of three teenage girls in various poses.

Two sexual assault charges relate to him touching two 13-year-olds during one of his photoshoots.

The court heard that Kleinhans exposed the girls to pornography and made various sex toys including vibrators available to them.

He also admitted to paying the girls for posing naked by buying them gifts, money and supporting their families.

Briefly interrupting the magistrate before the verdict, Kleinhans stood up and said he was remorseful for what he had done.

But he was quickly stopped in his tracks by the magistrate.

He was found guilty of all 95 charges and sent back into custody.

The case was postponed to July 7 for sentencing.

 *This article was published in the Daily Voice



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