SA Police Commissioner Gary Burns Reveals 35 Per Cent Surge In Reported Child Pornography

South Australian police have revealed a 35 per cent surge in reported child pornography offences as new technology makes access and distribution easier.

Sex crimes that don’t involve physical assault, such as the filming or viewing child pornography, rose to 419 reports in 2013-14 up from 311 in the previous year.

Police Commissioner Gary Burns explained that crime category was responsible for a 12 per cent increase in overall sexual assault and related offences, at a time when other crime was reportedly down.

“The predominant jump has been in the non-assault of sexual offences, so child pornography, the viewing of child pornography online, engaging in indecent filming and acts of gross indecency,” Mr Burns told a parliamentary committee.

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Source: www.adelaidenow.com.au


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