A 26-year-old man has been arrested for alleged possession of child pornography. Naked images of 60 teenage boys were discovered in his possession.
The suspect, who is a youth leader at the Common Ground Church in Rondebosch, Cape Town, tricked the teens into sending images of their private parts.
It is believed that the suspect posed as a woman to lure the teens on social media. He would then ask them to send explicit images. When the boys refused to send more pictures, the man would then threaten to expose their images on social media or send it to their friends.
Ryan Termorshuizen, the senior pastor at the church, said that he and the entire congregation are shocked by the man's arrest.
The suspect appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.