MY ONLY STORY | A podcast series and live investigation into a sexual predator
Deon Wiggett, in a four-part true crime podcast supplied exclusively to News24, tracks down the man who sexually abused him more than 20 years ago. Here is a wrap of all our coverage on the man described as a bullfrog...
In the first podcast, Wiggett recounts a chilling story of how he and other boys were allegedly sexually molested by a man - dubbed Jimmy - who used to be a teacher at Grey College. Wiggett's memories of abuse were jolted by his father's death in November 2017.
In his second podcast, Wiggett sets off to Grey College under a guise in an attempt to gain access to the school's archives to find more of Jimmy's victims. He easily charms his way into the school by pretending to be part of a research project.
Wiggett unmasks "Jimmy" as Willem Breytenbach. He dedicates the third episode to Ben whom he describes as his brother. "Ben, thank you. Meeting you gave me the big break I needed, both factually and emotionally. He is one of the heroes of this story. Not only are you my brother, but you were the first to say to me, 'me too'."
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- Adriaan Basson: The #MeToo revolution we need in boardrooms, newsrooms and classrooms
- More survivors reveal 'sexual assault' by media exec Breytenbach
- 6 more men accuse media exec Breytenbach of sexual offences
- Willem Breytenbach case: Police investigating 3 criminal cases as sex assault claims pile up
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Warrant Officer Rowan Andrews is the investigating officer in the case. He has confirmed to News24 that the criminal investigation into Breytenbach is ongoing and has asked members of the public with information that can assist the case to contact him on 082 729 8155 or 021 590 1001.
News24 is continuing its investigation into Breytenbach. If you have information about him or his whereabouts, send an email to email@example.com.
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