Recently the news about Ackerman’s Child sex ring has in all over the internet. Everyone seems to follow this case very closely and like to know all the details regarding this case. When the case started to come into the public’s eye, they started to follow this case closely. And recently the verdict is announced regarding this case. Not just that there have been some new developments regarding the case and Judge has found some new development and connections of Paul Kennedy with this case. To know what the judge has found and more details regarding this case, keep reading.
Why did Advocate Paul Kennedy Suicide?
Judge Ismail Mahomed of the Johannesburg High Court claimed that the late attorney Paul Kennedy was a key player in the child sex ring controlled by the ringleader Gerhard Ackerman. Paul Kennedy played a crucial role in this situation and was a participant, he added, adding that one is always reluctant to mention anything negative about the deceased. He paid for the lads’ transportation to the accused’s home. Judge Mahomed added that although Kennedy’s passing was regrettable, he understood what would occur. “He brought shame to himself and the profession he represented,” the speaker continued. In February of last year, shortly after being detained and charged with Ackerman, Kennedy committed suicide.
On Monday, Ackerman was essentially found guilty of all charges related to running a child sex abuse ring in which he recruited teenage boys via Facebook, trafficked and sexually groomed them, and then sold the boys’ sex to adult clients while passing as an ethical massage parlour. The 52-year-old was charged with rape, child porn distribution, and trafficking in minors for sexual exploitation, among more than 700 other offences. Ackerman entered a not-guilty plea to the allegations, claiming that he did nothing wrong because the young boys “knew what they were doing”. At least seven charges against him were dismissed, but more than 700 were judged to be true.
Judge Mahomed expressed his disbelief at Ackerman’s deception and the way he persisted in lying to the court. He told the court, “I’ve seen people lie in front of the court, but the way the accused lied before this court is appalling. Ackerman’s explanations for the rape of the 16-year-old boy known only as “SJ” were similarly rejected by Ismail. He claims that Ackerman’s claim that he was teaching the adolescent massage techniques when he suddenly and unexpectedly penetrated the teenager is unlikely. “The suspect pushed himself on the child.” Judge Mahomed adjourned the trial to July 18 in order to wait for the psychologist’s report before starting the sentencing process. Ackerman was kept under arrest.