ICE orchestrates innovative DVC technology in trial of South African pedophile


William De Vries was sentenced May 11, 2018, to 835 years in prison after being convicted on 107 counts for the unlawful distribution, sale and possession of child pornography. The 57-year-old Johannesburg, South Africa, man was found guilty May 3, a conviction that came after nine years of delayed efforts and complications. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Pretoria, in a joint effort with the Department of Justice International Affairs and the South African National Prosecution Authority, was instrumental in the investigation that led to the initial arrest.

Not only was HSI key to the arrest and prosecution of De Vries, but the agents involved set precedence for the future testimony of U.S. agents in South African courts.

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