Watch your children! SAPS warns as it nabs two more porn suspects

The South African Police Service is appealing to parents to monitor their children’s online behaviour patterns in an age where digital technology is taking over the world.

Police say it is imperative that parents know who their children’s ‘friends’ are on social media platforms and who they’re chatting to on their phones.

This comes as police have arrested two men for being in possession of, dealing with, and the distribution of child pornography.

The two suspects, aged 39 and 19 were arrested by the team from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Violence Unit (FCS) from Gauteng.

“For a start we are happy that this team is giving this silent yet dangerous crime all the attention it deserves and that suspects are being arrested every other day. However we believe that parents have a responsibility to know as to what exactly do their children get up to when they log on,” the SAPS said in a statement.

In the first instance the Boksburg suspect was nabbed at his workplace on Tuesday after it was found that he has allegedly been exploiting his girlfriend’s daughter by taking photos of her in sexual poses, then sharing them  with people as far away as the US.

Police said the mother was not aware of what her daughter was going through.

The suspect appeared before the Boksburg North Magistrate’s Court today on Friday.  His case was postponed to 30 October 2015 for further investigation while he remains in custody.

In the second case the 19 year-old Pretoria man was arrested for being in possession of child pornography on Sunday.

He is allegedly connected to the four suspects who were arrested early last month in Hercules, Pretoria.

The man has already appeared in the Pretoria Central Magistrate’s Court and his case has also been postponed to 30 October 2015.

“The list of suspects arrested in connection with incidents of online sexual exploitation of children continues to rise,” SAPS said.

“We believe that parents have a responsibility to know as to what exactly what their children get up to when they log on,” the statement said.

Source: http://www.enca.com/south-africa/police-appeal-parents-monitor-children%E2%80%99s-online-activity