Thursday December 5, 2019

Severity of child sexual abuse must be made clear in legal language

The term child pornography must be changed to unequivocally express the gravity of the crime

24th November, 2019
Gardaí remain tethered to the language of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998, the primary piece of legislation dealing with the crime, when preparing documentation for prosecution and in court. (Pic: Maura Hickey)

The term child pornography must be changed to unequivocally express the gravity of the crime, to no longer diminish it, but call it what it is.

The exploitation and abuse of children that is involved in the production, distribution and consumption of this material is depraved and should be named as such.

Writing on this website, Jillian van Turnhout, a former senator and children’s rights advocate, is calling for the term to be amended...

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