The heir to the seafood empire, 19, faces multiple charges of child sex and exploitation
- Marcus Cappo, 19, appeared before an Adelaide court on Wednesday on multiple charges
- The charges include seven counts of procuring a child for sexual activity
- He is the heir to the prominent South Australian company Cappo Seafoods
The heir to a prominent Australian seafood empire has been charged with a series of child sex and exploitation offences.
Marcus Carlo Cappo, 19, appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court in Adelaide on Wednesday on 25 separate charges which are alleged to have happened in Pooraka in the city’s north.
The charges include seven counts of procuring a child for sexual activity, seven counts of producing and possessing child exploitation material and three counts of distributing the material.
The breach is said to have occurred between September 18, 2021 and May 1, 2022, reports The Adelaide Advertiser.
Marcus Cappo (centre) in court charged with 25 child sex and exploitation offences
Marcus is the son of Matthew Cappo who, together with his brother, are co-directors of Cappo Seafoods, which has been a family business for three generations.
The company was founded in 1919 by six brothers after the family arrived in Australia from Italy.
There is no suggestion that Matthew Cappo or Cappo Seafoods are involved in any of the allegations.
The court heard that public prosecutors were in the process of deciding whether the charges would be classed as a major indictable offence.
Marcus Cappo’s bail was allowed to continue and he will next appear in court in January.
Marcus Cappo is the heir to Cappo Seafoods, a prominent family-run business in South Australia