It is a criminal offence to share child porn, OCA warns

Children’s Advocate Gordon Harrison

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of The Children’s Advocate (OCA) is advising the public that the sharing of child pornographic material is a criminal offence.

The OCA issued the reminder in light of reports of the circulation of pornographic content involving schoolgirls from a Clarendon-based school on popular social media site Facebook.

“It is very distressing to learn that there are persons in society, particularly adults, who are sharing and posting child pornographic material through email or on popular social media sites such as Facebook. This is act is intolerable, illegal and unacceptable,” Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison declared.

Gordon Harrison charged that the practice dehumanises children and “erodes the moral fabric of society.”

“If it is that we receive reports of such acts, and where possible, we have absolutely no objection in assisting the Police to bring these perpetrators to book. As a society we must find ways to assist our children and steer them toward a morally upstanding path, one which is befitting of a society we wish to lead,” Gordon Harrison insisted.

“It is time that we end this culture and obsession of sexually exploiting our children, and do away with the ‘a jus lickle sex, nutten nuh wrong wid dat mentality’,” the Children’s Advocate argued.

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