A Bonteheuwel mother is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for allegedly selling naked photographs of her four-year-old daughter on the dark web.
This comes after the FBI, together with Homeland Security, acted on information that a woman was allegedly selling the photographs and receiving payments via PayPal.
An agent from the Homeland Security then acted as a buyer and traced her to the Bonteheuwel area via geotagging. According to the National Prosecuting Authority’s spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, the woman, who cannot be identified was then arrested and made a brief appearance in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, July 22, IOL reports.
The mother is yet to apply for bail and is expected back in court on August 19 while the case was taken up for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus McKenzie expressed his disgust indicating that the monster has not just hurt her own flesh and blood but has brought huge embarrassment and shame to her family and her community.
“The world must know this not who we are but sadly individuals, so sick and so tormented lurk everywhere,” McKenzie said.
He added that all the relevant authorities involved should ensure that this mother never has the opportunity to see the light of day again.