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Report: Police Investigate Student Sex Video

Police are investigating a sex video allegedly involving two students. The footage has gone viral on social media and caused public outrage. The video shows the students allegedly performing a
20 Oct 2017 10:24
Report: Police Investigate Student Sex Video

Police are investigating a sex video allegedly involving two students.

The footage has gone viral on social media and caused public outrage.

The video shows the students allegedly performing a sex act in a well-lit a room, while a third person captures it on video.

It lasts for one minute and 22 seconds.

It is understood that the girl in the video was a student of a prominent school in the Western Division.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro expressed anger at the upload of the video.

She said: “The person who uploaded this video clearly has a sick sense of humour, thinking that sharing such videos is a way to gain instant popularity and likes on social media.

“He or she could face charges of trafficking obscene publication.”

Ms Naisoro said a charge of defilement was likely should Police find that the female in a video was under the age of 17.

If convicted, defilement carries a jail term of up to 10 years.

She added: “We urge those sharing the videos to stop and think about the devastating effects this will have on the two persons.

“Before sharing the video, please think of what we as a society are trying to achieve by publicly trying to shame two individuals.”

Permanent Secretary for Education Iowane Tiko said the ministry had conducted a separate investigation with the school and had handed over its report to the Police.

Many are calling on authorities to come down hard on the people who uploaded the video for public viewing.

There were rumours on social media that the female student had committed suicide after the footage was uploaded.

However, the Fiji Sun has been reliably informed that the report was false.

The source said the student was physically well.

Meanwhile, the emergence of the video comes hot on the heels of the exposure of 900 nude images of young local women in a Dropbox file.

Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator Shamima Ali encouraged victims to speak out after the exposure.

She said: “I advise these victims not to be ashamed.  It’s not their fault and they should go to the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre where they can talk to a counsellor and seek legal advice.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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