Limpopo cops warn against sex videos

2012-02-07 22:33
Musina - A Limpopo police station has warned that people found in possession of home-made sex videos involving minors will be arrested.

This follows the growing number of pornographic videos being circulated in Musina near the Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

"Anyone who is found in possession of a sex video can be arrested and prosecuted. We are aware of the fact that many of these sex videos also involve minors," said Musina police spokesperson Peter Mudau.

Mudau said police would also obtain warrants to search the phones of people suspected to be in possession of child pornography.

Mudau could not confirm, however, that a man was arrested in January after a video surfaced showing a teenage girl performing oral sex on an older man.

"I was still on sick leave so I cannot confirm or deny if anyone was arrested in such a case. What we can say is that the management of Musina police station is aware and concerned about the high number of sex videos spreading in the area," said Mudau.

Since the beginning of this year, more than six sex videos have been circulating in Musina, which many people view on their cellphones.

"We believe technology is playing a big role in this thing," said Mudau. "Children now have access to technological things like Whatsapp Messenger and internet access through cellphones and computers.

"These things give them access to unauthorised things like pornographic material.”

Last year, in Krugersdorp, a sex video involving a warder and a police officer went viral.

The video became a runaway hit after Sowetan ran a front page story of the two law enforcement officers engaged in sex.

The paper sold out and had to reprint on the same day due to the public interest in the story, which later received criticism from leading human rights groups worried about pornographic pictures being splashed on the paper’s front page.

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