Model agency boss Dawie de Villiers in the dock. Picture: ANA
Johannesburg – Johannesburg model agency boss, Dawie De Villiers, who was found guilty of rape and a string of other charges, will likely only be sentenced in May.

The founder of Modelling South Africa (PTY) was found guilty of rape, sexual assault, sexual grooming, fraud, exposure of pornoghrapghy to children and access to child pornography last month.

On Friday, during proceedings at the South Gauteng High Court, the pre-sentencing officer told the court that a report would be available on May 23.

State prosecutor Arveena Persad told the court that she needed an exact date on which to expect the report as she had a expert who would be reviewing the report.

Judge Cassim Moosa requested that the report be submitted to the State by May 22 to allow the State to prepare accordingly and to avoid any further postponement of the case.

Persad further requested that a date be set for the sentencing to avoid risking the court not having a date available at a later stage.

The matter was postponed to May 24 for pre-sentencing proceedings to begin. Dawie's bail was extended.

African News Agency