The Plettenberg Bay computer engineer who pleaded guilty to 18 644 counts of possession of child pornography will spend the next 15 years behind bars, following a landmark sentence in the Thembalethu Regional Court in George yesterday. This is believed to be the stiffest sentence handed down for child pornography possession in South Africa and also the highest number of child pornography images involved in one case.
After almost three years the Plettenberg Bay computer engineer, who pleaded guilty to just short of 19 000 counts of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. William Beale, 39, took his place in the dock for a final time in the Thembalethu Regional Court on Tuesday. Beale was the first South African to have been arrested as part of Operation Cloud 9 which involved cooperation between South African and Belgian police.
“I know I should feel bad, but I don’t.”These were the words of William Beale, 39 -a Plettenberg Bay man who pleaded guilty to just short of 19 000 charges of possession of child pornography - about his feelings towards children being abused for pornography purposes. Colonel Bronwynn Stollarz, with the police investigative psychology unit, took the stand during sentencing proceedings in the Knysna Regional Court and testified these were his words during consultation.
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