23 May 2014
The African Christian Democratic Party in
the Western Cape has condemned the
ruling that a convicted child pornographer received a reduced sentence.
75-year-old Johannes Kleinhans was
convicted on 95 counts including producing child pornography and sexual assault
and was last year sentenced to fifteen years.
Today the Western Cape High Court reduced
his sentence to four years.
ACDP Provincial Leader Ferlon Christians said
as a society we need to clamp down hard on perpetrators.
Christians said this is a serious problem
and the ACDP has been calling and doing it again for this to be overturned.
Christians said we cannot deter
perpetrators of serious crimes like pornography if we do not give heavy
“The ACDP in the Western Cape is calling that
this light sentence will be overturned and that he will get a heavier sentence
irrespective that the perpetrator is 75 years old Christians added.
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