Over 17,000 Child Porn Videos, Pics Uploaded Online

BY THAMEENAH RAZEEK | Published: 2:00 AM Jul 30 2021
News Over 17,000 Child Porn Videos, Pics Uploaded Online

BY THAMEENAH RAZEEK 

Over 17,000 videos and photographs connected to child pornography were uploaded to the Internet from Sri Lanka via various devices between 17 June and 28 July.

According to Police Spokesman, SDIG Ajith Rohana, in this period, 17,629 videos and images were posted to cyberspace from computers, desktops, mobile phones, and tablets in Sri Lanka. 

Last month, the Child and Women Bureau in Colombo set up a special unit, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, to monitor pornographic video clips and images related to children. He said the Police are always scouring online to keep an eye on occurrences involving pornography in connection with children. 

Furthermore, modern technology has been used to identify the person or parties that post child pornographic video clips and images. “Persons spreading child pornographic video clips and images are committing a criminal offence under Section 286A of the Penal Code (obscene publication, exhibition relating to children). 

We’ve deployed special Police teams to track down individuals who upload them, as well as those who share such content,” he further said. He added the CID and Child and Women Bureau are conducting a joint investigation into criminal activities involving children.

BY THAMEENAH RAZEEK | Published: 2:00 AM Jul 30 2021

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