The Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court. FILE PHOTO: ANA
PORT ELIZABETH - A 44-year-old man charged with distributing pornography featuring his eight-year-old twin daughters made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Friday. 

The man who is from Lorraine in Port Elizabeth cannot be named to protect the identity of his children.  

The father is facing three charges which relate to the creation, distribution and possession of child pornography which fall under a schedule five offence. He was arrested in November 2016, by members of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit. 

The man previously indicated that he intends to plead guilty to the charges. 

The case was postponed on Friday for it be transferred to a regional court. Both his lawyer and the State prosecutor were unavailable to attend court proceedings on Friday.  

According to the charge sheet, the man allegedly took pictures sexually exploiting his eight-year-old twin daughters and distributed naked images of them online. 
 The charge sheet also reads that the man was allegedly found in possession of child and baby pornography stored on his laptop. 

He has no previous convictions or pending cases against his name and is out on bail of R10,000. 

The case was postponed until October 9. 

African News Agency (ANA)