Student sex video shared widely on social media one of the worst cases of sexual abuse in Denmark – The Post

Student sex video shared widely on social media one of the worst cases of sexual abuse in Denmark

Two men have been charged with distributing child pornography

The video was shared on Facebook and Snapchat (photo: iStock)
March 30th, 2016 1:11 pm| by Shifa Rahaman
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A video showing three teenage boys and one girl engaging in sexual acts, which has been shared widely by middle school students on Facebook and Snapchat, has been called one of the worst ever cases of sexual abuse in Denmark by Save the Children

Abusive and insulting
Radio24svy reports that North Zealand Police have fined two men identified as sharing the video, charging them with the distribution of child pornography seeing as the girl in the video is under the age of 18.

Kuno Sørensen, a psychologist and adviser at Save the Children, told the radio station that the video “amounts to gross sexual humiliation”.

The sequence of events is strongly inspired by coarse pornography that has a bad influence on young people,” he continued.

They have the notion that they have to live up to what they see, which is of course deeply humiliating and degrading – especially to the women who participate in it.”

Cases on the rise
Jonas Ravn, a project manager at Center for Digital Pædagogik, has seen an increase in the number of such videos being shared without the consent of participants – but he believes this case is one of the worst he’s even seen.

“The gravity is unlike what we usually see,” he said.

Henrik Gunst, the intelligence director at North Zealand Police, believes teenagers should think seriously about the consequences of sharing material of this nature.

“This kind of thing is associated with high fines and prison sentences, and I can only encourage young people to think twice before they start filming and press send,” he told Radio24syv.