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Cyber police launch probe into sex website

By Zwanga Mukhuthu | Dec 14, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 55 ]

POLICE are looking into allegations that an illegal local sex website was circulating footage of child pornography and rape.

This follows a Sowetan exposé of the notorious website that is distributing cellphone video footages of local South Africans engaging in sex.

Disturbing footages included that of the Jules High School sex video in which three pupils between the ages of 15 and 16 were filmed having sex.

Also on the site is a video of a young girl repeatedly having sex with three men while still in her school uniform.

Adding to the disturbance is a video of a drunk girl being raped by a group of seven men.

News of the website's existence shocked many South Africans.

Yesterday Gauteng provincial police spokeswoman Captain Katlego Mogale said: "We referred the matter (sex website) to the national office since it is a national issue."

National police spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Tumi Shai said "cyber police" were investigating the matter.

Shai said cyber crime was different from normal crime.

"We will have to check the validity of the website, where is it being operated from, who is feeding the website content and arrest those responsible," Shai said.

But she, warned this would take time since investigations of this nature were normally hard to crack.

Lambasting the site, ANC Women's League spokeswoman Troy Martens said yesterday: "We condemn in the strongest possible term the shameful and criminal Goboza website."

Martens said the site was a disgrace to society as "it makes one sick to the stomach that people enjoy entertaining criminal exploitation of young girls as well as blatant rape".

"We urge the authorities to act fast in shutting down the site and prosecuting those operating and hosting the website," she said.

Mlimandlela Ndamase of the Film and Publications Board said investigations into the site would also seek to establish where the site was being hosted.

"Should it be hosted outside South Africa we will activate our International Association of Internet Hotlines, where our foreign partners will be informed and requested to assist in the closure of such a site."

Family psychologist Wendy Hay said: "Such sexual acts cannot be condoned because they are not based on relationships."

Hay said: "South Africans had lost their sense of identity in the wake of transformation".

By late yesterday more videos had been posted on the site.

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DJWinner

You are hell bent and determined to defend this, aren't you?
If a million men are 'curious' about what it feels like to rape a woman, then it becomes a million rapists. If a DJ (plus a couple hundred others) becomes curious about a webbsite that encourages rape and molestation then it becomes a roaringly successful site.

Dec 14, 2011 11:28 | 0 replies

@MommaC -- if we are talking about the site, 'a large number of women' were aware that they are being filmed. Yep, it may be true that they had no idea where it'd end up -- but that sheer stupidity, aint so?

Dec 14, 2011 10:21 | 0 replies

Momore

???? so if what I have been told is incorrect then why are the authorities looking to investigate the site ????

Dec 14, 2011 10:20 | 0 replies

@MommaC
You are told, DJWinner has seen...that's the difference.
I didn't say children & rape victims are willing participants - I'd never say that.
I'm saying in MOST of the videos, the women are willing and happy participants, some very happy if I may tell you, and not only Mamelodi.B.

@Mxcm -- but those who are not are probably in those circumstances because of crap sites like this!
I can agree to this...and to add, you may say some of these willing women have not agreed to be put up on this site...but again they were very stupid to think those videos can be contained.

Dec 14, 2011 10:13 | 0 replies

DJWinner

If you found a video of a woman that you know being raped, what would your reaction be?
If you found a video of a child from your family being molested, what would your reaction be?
That site is encouraging those kinds of videos.

Even in cases where it was two consenting adults. Just because a woman is a willing participant, doesn't mean that she deserves to have herself plastered across the internet. I can pretty much guarantee that a large portion of the women on those videos either had no idea they were being filmed or had no idea that it would end up on the net. You have to wonder if encouraging this is a good thing

Dec 14, 2011 10:9 | 0 replies

MommaC
DJWinner

I'm not making you a bad person.
I'm just pointing out that you are contributing to the disease. That puts every woman in your life at risk.
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How exactly? You must explain this....

Dec 14, 2011 10:1 | 0 replies

Closing the websites won't deter these kids from having sex. Lets not try to stop them instead lets encourage them to have sex as much as they like but with a "condom". Parents send kids to these schools in town because they think the townships school are bad but i have seen many young girls in school uniforms in sunnyside roaming the streets with grown ass man during school hours and most of these girls are from bo mamelodi, soshanguve and attredgville.

Dec 14, 2011 9:59 | 0 replies

Mxcm!!
@DJWinner

Neither am I making you a bad person....I just think you seem to have a very low opinnion of women as a whole -women are more than walking vagina's and cameltoes!
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Who said I don't respect women? I'm a son of a woman, I have 5 sisters, I have female friends even here in this site who I don't know and don't care how their viginas look like. I have a girlfriend. I don't know what you are talking about. I love women.

Dec 14, 2011 9:58 | 0 replies

@KerataGodiraBannaBJ
you lucky thing look i was wondering can you PLEASE send me the videos if the are not big in Gbytes

Dec 14, 2011 9:56 | 0 replies

@KerataGodiraBannaBJ
Ja...your username neh?!
Did you mention MamelodiB*tch just cause DJWinner commented on it?! *I wonder*

@Momore
I concur fully with MommaC! Understandibly, some of the women are willing participants - but those who are not are probably in those circumstances because of crap sites like this! All this does is just assist in the moral decay of our society; where the next bloke thinks it's pretty cool to record a rape and upload it for those who sign on to view!! I mean - how f.ucked up is that??

Dec 14, 2011 9:52 | 0 replies

Takutine: Thanks for that great suggestion. Truly. But I think my capacity for both reading and understanding is above average. Your consideration is appreciated though.

Dec 14, 2011 9:47 | 0 replies