ON TRIAL: Heinrich Bosman, 47
The children of an alleged paedophile from Parow have fled the country after being hounded on social media.

Heinrich Bosman, 47, appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court for his bail hearing on Tuesday after being arrested by police in April for allegedly masturbating in front of school children and asking them to get into his vehicle.

He was arrested in a sting operation on 16 April after kids from Parow West Primary School reported him to their teacher.

Sergeant Randall Davids told the court that four children gave a detailed description of the suspect and his green Audi, and told cops they were offered R50 and R10 for sexual favours.

“On my arrival I could see that the accused’s pants were pulled down and he was trying to pull it up. His first words to me were, ‘I’m sorry’,” the cop testified.

Davids said at the station, Bosman admitted there were two child porn pictures on his phone and after obtaining a search warrant for his home, they found a laptop containing child porn.

In his affidavit, read out by lawyer Labiek Samuels, Bosman revealed his 17-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son are now staying with their mother in Botswana.

He has also lost his job as a real estate agent, and his elderly parents are being evicted from his home as he can’t pay the bond.

It was also revealed that Bosman had been convicted in 1994 for indecent exposure.

Samuels said Bosman’s girlfriend would provide an alternate address for him in Claremont and she would also pay the proposed R3 000 for bail.

Sergeant Davids said Bosman should remain behind bars as he had admitted to him that he got “urges” when driving past the school.

“He is still going to bother the children. All these witnesses’ parents are afraid he will harm their children or other children if released,” the cop said.

“Another thing which I noticed on his cellphone is a specific photo of his daughter’s bedroom and it is a possibility that he also took photos of his daughter.”

Magistrate Clive Linden postponed the case to 27 June to give the investigating officer time to confirm Bosman’s alternative address.

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