A mother from Newcastle in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, could spend the rest of her life behind bars after she was caught filming herself molesting her three children and sharing it on a paedophilia website.
The woman, who can’t be identified to protect the identity of her kids, video-recorded herself saxually abusing her three children, who were all under the age of 16 at the time, and posted it on a child-parnography website.
She was caught last year after the International Police Organisation (Interpol) came across the videos on the site, which they were monitoring closely. The International Police Organisation (Interpol) launched an international hunt to identify an abused child in the videos. They were able to identify her nationality because of the accent of one of her children, a girl, speaking in the video.
The Australian federal police were contacted and the woman was arrested.
She appeared via video link in the Newcastle district court and pleaded guilty to 26 charges; including seven counts of saxual intercourse with a person under the age of 10 years, five counts of producing child-abuse material with a child under the age of 14, five counts of inciting an indecent act on a person under the age of 16 while knowing it was being filmed and five counts of creating or distributing child-abuse material.
“A large number of those people arrested and charged with child exploitation offences in NSW have been targeted after information was provided to the NSW police force by other agencies,” a police statement read.
Likewise, offenders have been arrested and charged in other jurisdictions, including overseas, after being detected and identified by online covert operations run by the NSW police force.
While the internet creates many opportunities for child predators to target children and connect with other offenders, it also presents opportunities for police to detect and target them.”