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Elderly in court for human trafficking

Elderly in court for human trafficking

Maria David

A SOUTH African national, 66-year-old Kenneth Karner, today made a brief court appearance at Outapi on charges of human trafficking involving two minor girls.


It is alleged that Karner, who came into the country as a tourist, received two underaged girls – ages 14 and 15 – from their biological parents for the purpose of sexual exploitation.


Omusati governor, Erginus Endjala said shortly after arriving in the country, Karner was given a little farm at Ruacana to settle.


Police officers, however, reportedly recently spotted him at a filling station and was questioned him.


During interrogation, his mobile phone and camera in his possession were taken after pornographic content involving the two minors was found.


  • Kenneth Karner court appearance Outapi human trafficking


He is accused of contravention of Section 3(2) of Combating of Trafficking in person, Act 1 of 2018. Alternatively, the contravention of Section 14 of Combating of Immoral practice, Act 21 of 1980 as amended Act 7 of 2000.


Magistrate Eden Amutenya at the Outapi Magistrate’s Court today postponed the case to 29 April for further police investigations and bail application.


According to Warrant officer Anna Kunga of the Omusati police, the minors also did not have documentation to prove their nationality.


Endjala also caution parents to refrain from allowing their children to go off with people that they do not know.


Prosecutor Aina Mwaala represented the state, while Pieter Greyling of Jan Greyling and Associates represented Karner.


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