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Police release WhatsApp number for child pornography reports

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 2:01 AM

The police are urging persons to report cases of child pornography to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse.

The police say persons may send photos and video footage of child pornography to the Corporate Communications Unit or by way of WhatsApp to 564-6840.

The cops say the photos and video should then be deleted and should not be circulated to third parties.

Under the 2009 Child Pornography Act, people can be charged for producing, possessing or distributing pornographic material involving children.

Amid a spike in violence and sexual abuse of women and children, the government and law enforcers are placing more focus on more laws to protect women and girls.