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Dentist sentenced

Dr. Ian Venter, a dentist from George accused of sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy in 2015, was sentenced to 3 years direct imprisonment in the George Circuit High Court on Thursday 28 February 2019, bringing to an end a case that has been riddled with postponements.

Venter dentist was arrested in 2015 for the sexual assault of a 15 year old boy during a sleepover at his luxury home in Heralds Bay. It is believed that the victim is a friend of Venter's son. He was granted bail for the alleged offence.

In 20111, Venter's name was entered in the National Directory for sex offenders after he was sentenced to four years correctional supervision for a sexual offence involving a 15 year old boy.

In 2017 Venter was also charged with contempt of court for violating one of his bail conditions whereby he was not allowed to treat any minors.

Shortly after sentencing procedures,Venter applied for leave to appeal, which was denied.

The organisation Woman And Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) expressed their unhappiness with what they called a light sentence. They did, however, welcome the fact that Venter was sentenced to direct imprisonment.

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