Woman linked to child porn syndicate back in PE court

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A 22-year-old woman linked to a child pornography syndicate is expected to appear before the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

PORT ELIZABETH - A Port Elizabeth woman accused of being part of a syndicate that distributed images of babies being sexually abused is expected back in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate&39;s Court on Thursday.

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The 22-year-old woman from Westering is alleged to be part of an international child pornography ring that distributed footage of the rape, torture and murder of babies, including newborns.

Charges against her relate to the importing, possession and distribution of films or publications which contain depictions or descriptions which encourage or promote child pornography or the sexual exploitation of children.

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An investigating team in Johannesburg was working together with the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Belgian police when the woman was arrested.

Her husband has since been jailed after he pleaded guilty to the charges against him.