Child abuser gets suspended sentence

NELSPRUIT – Convicted child molester Carl Lotter (44) received a suspended sentence in the Nelspruit Regional Court today, following the abuse of two small children.

Lotter was given a four-year prison sentence, suspended for five years, which means that he is free to go home as long as he does not commit a similar offence during the next five years. He does already have a conviction and sentencing for a similar offence after he was found guilty of the sexual abuse of a nine-year-old girl in 1997. He then also received a suspended sentence.

In this case Lotter started abusing the eight- and nine-year-old daughters of a family friend. This abuse lasted for three years before it was discovered.

In a small victory for the state Lotter’s name was added to the sexual offences register, which means that he is not allowed to be (unsupervised) around children under the age of 18 years.

Specialist witnesses classified Lotter as a serial paedophile who will need intensive rehabilitation and constant assistance with his “urges”. One witness confirmed that paedophiles can not be permanently rehabilitated.

Despite this recommendation the magistrate closed his sentencing by stating that the court would not force Lotter to attend these programmes. He told Lotter that he would not make such an order. “You are employed and earning a decent salary.” He added that Lotter should take the initiative of being rehabilitated on his own.

Read the full story in Friday’s Lowvelder.

  AUTHOR
Landé Willemse
Journalist, Sport Coordinator and Editor of AgriECO

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

hazyview_smallmpumalanganews_sallnelspruitpost_smallsteelburger_publication_newwhiteriver_smallbarbertonTimes_smallcorridor_smallgetitagriecoRD_smalllooklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Top
Next Story
Government hopes for fewer road deaths

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Barberton Times
Corridor Gazette
Hazyview Herald
Lowvelder
Mpumalanga News
Nelspruit Post
Steelburger News
White River Post


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other