On a screen at the front of a classroom, Gene Fishel flashed an online social-networking profile of "hotlilflgirl", which said she was 15, enjoyed being around boys and wanted to meet new people. The next image revealed the real "hotlilflgirl" -- a mug shot of a man who was convicted of sexually abusing 11 children he met online.
A New Zealand teenager was convicted on Tuesday for his central role in a global cyber-crime ring that infected at least 1,3-million computers worldwide. Owen Thor Walker (18) allegedly led a group of international hackers who used his programmes to access personal data and send viruses around the world, causing losses of $20-million, police say.
<a href="http://www.mg.co.za/specialreport.aspx?area=zuma_report"><img src="http://www.mg.co.za/ContentImages/243078/zuma.jpg" align=left border=0></a>African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma has asked the Constitutional Court to strike down a court ruling allowing seized documents to be used against him in a corruption case. Zuma and his lawyer Michael Hulley argued that prosecutors and investigators had acted illegally when they raided and seized documents.
In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre