Alleged child sex-ring kingpin Gerhard Ackerman re-arrested

alleged sex kingpin Gerhard Ackerman.

Alleged sex kingpin Gerhard Ackerman.

JOHANNESBURG - Alleged child sex-ring kingpin Gerhard Ackerman has been re-arrested.

He was recognised by members of the public in Florida, west of Johannesburg.

A warrant of arrest had been issued after he failed to appear before the high court in Johannesburg, citing ill-health.

Ackerman faces more than 740 counts, including rape, attempted murder, the production and distribution of child pornography, and human trafficking.

Ackerman and his co-accused Paul Kennedy are alleged to have lured boys into a sex ring.

The boys were allegedly sexually groomed, raped and exposed to pornographic material.

Kennedy has since committed suicide.


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