Actor, Radio Manager Arrested In Child-Sex Probe
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ A well-known television actor and a program manager for the state- controlled radio have been arrested and charged in connection with a child- sex ring, police said Sunday.
The men were arrested in Johannesburg on Saturday and were released on bail pending a court appearance Monday.
The arrested men were Don Lamprecht, a leading Afrikaans-speaking actor who is a star of a television series, and Tinus Esterhuizen, program manager for the South African Broadcast Corp.’s overnight radio show. They were charged with sodomy, indecent assault and possession of pornographic material.
The Sunday Times, a national newspaper, said Lamprecht provided the voice for an animated squirrel who, in government-funded television ads, had been urging South Africans to vote in last week’s municipal elections.
The newspaper said the arrests of up to a dozen other prominent figures in the entertainment world were expected.