Holiday Guide 2014|2015
Download Sport Guide
Arts & Entertainment
Download TV Guide
Submit an Event
Those Camera Guys
Inspirasie viri Nasie
Life in the Slow Lane
Looking for a Car?
Appleton in court for re-sentencing
NATIONAL NEWS - Convicted paedophile Ian Appleton is expected to appear in the Paarl Regional Court on Friday for re-sentencing.
Appleton, a retired accountant and school teacher, won his appeal last year against a five-year jail sentence for sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy three years ago.
A full bench of the Western Cape High Court set aside the sentence on December 20, 2011, and ordered that he instead be sentenced to correctional supervision involving a short period of imprisonment, and that he then be released into house arrest.
Judges Daniel Dlodlo and Vincent Saldanha referred the case back to the Paarl Regional Court, for magistrate Norma Smile to decide the period of imprisonment, and the duration of Appleton's house arrest.
Appleton, 74, performed oral sex on the boy in 2008, and was convicted of rape under the new Children's Act. At his trial, it emerged that Appleton had developed a long-standing close friendship with the boy's parents, which gave him unlimited access to the child.
The judges said the magistrate had considered correctional supervision inappropriate, due to the seriousness of the offence. They said Appleton was currently receiving rehabilitative therapy for paedophilia, and had undertaken to continue with the treatment at his own expense.
This would ensure Appleton was properly managed, monitored and rehabilitated, to enable him to assume accountability and responsibility for his condition, the judges said.
Source : Sapa
09:13 (GMT+2), Fri, 24 February 2012
you will be directed to the registration page. Once you have completed the registration process, please return to this page.
New Zealand Dollar
Get your free daily horoscope + free daily forecast below.
Choose your zodiac sign:
March 21 - April 19
September 23 - October 22
April 20 - May 20
October 23 - November 21
May 21 - June 20
November 22 - December 21
June 21 - July 22
December 22 - January 19
July 23 - August 22
January 20 - February 18
August 23 - September 22
February 19 - March 20
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead...
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges...
70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all...
Hotel Transylvania 2
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human,...
Ster-Kinekor released the gripping drama Everest in IMAX 3D, for a truly...
More Movie Trailers >
Air hockey is one of everyone's favorite challenges! Represent your...
Mini Pool 3
This is the most advanced edition of the popular online version of Pool...
In this Digital Domino Game all the rules are the same as the real game....
The classic mind-wracking math puzzle game is now online! With a brad new...
More Games >
Do you think South Africa's win against USA in the Rugby World Cup was their last?
Yes, both Wales and Australia will beat them
No, the second half of the game was magic, they are going through!
I'm a 55 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 45 and 56.
I'm a 54 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 30 and 44.
View more profiles...
I'm a 36 year old woman looking to meet men between the ages of 25 and 45.
I'm a 33 year old woman looking to meet men between the ages of 38 and 48.
View more profiles...
More Group Editors Publications & Online Platforms
Copyright © 2015 Group Editors Co PTY Ltd t/a George Herald