NPATimesLIVE reports that a senior North West prosecutor, who stands accused of a raft of sexual offences against a minor, has been suspended.

The suspension was served after his arrest and appearance in the Lichtenburg Magistrate's Court on charges of statutory rape, sexual exploitation of children, sexual display or causing display of pornography, sexual grooming of children and sexual assault. According to the National Prosecuting Authority’s North West spokesperson, Henry Mamothame, the charges stemmed from a lengthy investigation dating back to 2019. “It is alleged that the victim was 15 years old in 2019 when these offences were committed,” he indicated. After a brief appearance, the 45-year-old man was granted bail of R10,000 under strict conditions. In granting him bail, the magistrate cited his medical conditions, which were supported by a medical report from his doctor. The man's bid to have the arrest declared unlawful was dismissed by the court. The case was postponed to 17 May 2021 for further investigation.

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