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Child porn sale, circulation soars: study

08 Jul 2008

The production, sale and circulation of child pornography is increasing at a worrying rate.

New US research shows Internet circulation has grown 400 percent, and the children being featured are getting younger.

Child protection authorities have also raised concern that children's exposure to pornographic material is abetting abuse. 

At least 90 percent of child sex offenders in treatment with Childline viewed pornography they believe influenced their sexual assaults on other children.

This emerged on Monday at a workshop on the Films and Publications Act, hosted by the SA Human Rights Commission and the Democracy Development Programme.

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