George dentist found guilty of sexual assault

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A dentist from George in the Southern Cape has been found guilty on a charge of sexual assault involving a 13-year-old boy in the local Magistrates Court.

Dr Ian Venter was arrested at his Herolds Bay home two years ago after the boy’s parents laid a charge with police.

Venter was sentenced to house arrest in 2014 on a previous charge of sexual assault on a friend’s son.

He’s expected to be sentenced in June.

Spokesperson for NPO Women and Men Against Child Abuse Joanne Barret says Venter must be jailed.