1,000 videos of ‘Jamaican Schoolgirls’ on porn website

February 10, 2017
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There are more than 1,000 videos of 'Jamaican School Girls' performing sex acts on the popular porn website, Pornhub.

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison said that other than it being "very disturbing, it just underscores how porous our borders are in terms of the things that our children are being exposed to and are being encouraged to participate in."

"We really have our work cut out for us. The Child Pornography Act has been in place, so it's really a matter of law enforcement enforcing the law," Gordon Harrison said.

She said young girls need to be aware that once these videos are created, they are there forever.

"They can resurface so they need to be very careful about what they are involved in. You have to think about your health practices. You should also consider that these people are making money from these videos and you are not benefiting in any way," Gordon Harrison said.

Opposition Spokesperson for Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, recently drew attention to the videos, and suggested that dancehall music and the Internet are coercing Jamaican children into sexual activities.

Hanna said she combed through popular search engine YouTube and was equally surprised.

"I searched Jamaican dancehall and it was just as shocking ... I was greeted by several images, their [women] bottoms and other parts exposed up in the air," Hanna said.

 

Reverse engineering

 

The police have been instructed to take a zero-tolerance approach to the prosecution of crimes related to the production, possession, or distribution of child pornography.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, speaking at a press conference at Jamaica House on Wednesday, said: "All crimes of this nature that come into their knowledge must be prosecuted".

Clifford Chambers, assistant commissioner of police in charge of counter terrorism and organised crime, said no formal report of the videos has been made to the unit, but a team will investigate the matter.

 

Technology

 

"What we will try to do is see if the Cyber Crimes Unit can use their technology to identify the source from which these videos come, then do reverse engineering. Investigative techniques to see if the persons who are in possession of them, the persons who produce them, and the person who disseminate them would be identified," he said.

Chambers also added that before the end of the week, a website will be established for persons who come across such videos to upload them for the police to investigate.

The videos should then be deleted from the persons' phones because, according to Chambers, persons who produce, distribute, possesses these videos on their phones could be imprisoned for up to 20 years under the 2009 Child Porn Legislation.

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