Hearsay evidence ruled admissible in child porn trial

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Hearsay evidence of a former investigating officer, in the case of a Gqeberha father facing a string of child pornography charges, was ruled admissible by the city’s regional court on Wednesday.

Statements penned by now deceased sergeant Delene Grobler-Koonin, who worked in the  family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit (FCS), that were used to obtain a search-and-seizure warrant at the home of the 46-year-old man were a topic of contention...

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