South Australian mother accused of filming herself performing sex acts with her two children before trying to sell the videos online
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A young mother is facing court after filming herself committing sex acts with her own children, aged two and four, before trying to sell the footage online.
The South Australian woman appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with two counts of producing child exploitation material and one count of disseminating the material knowing its nature pornographic.
She reportedly made six films between December 1, 2022 and January 4 this year, ranging in length from six seconds to one minute.
The woman allegedly made five videos with her two-year-old daughter and one with her four-year-old son, according to court documents obtained by The advertiser.
A South Australian mother allegedly filmed herself performing sex acts with her two-year-old daughter and four-year-old son before trying to sell the footage online.
Police say the videos show the naked mother performing sexually explicit acts with her children while they sleep.
An Australian Federal Police officer claimed in a witness statement that she had received a report from the eSafety office containing information about the accused woman.
The report claimed the woman was in contact with a man who “demanded images of sexual acts involving his children in exchange for money.”
The information, including evidence of communication and video footage, was then sent to South Australia Police and the Joint Child Exploitation Enforcement Team (JACET).
Police arrested the woman and seized her electronic devices during a search of her home in the northern suburbs.
The woman was released on bail but requested Thursday that her bail address be changed.
She was granted police bail but appeared in court on Thursday to apply for a change to her bail address.
The northern suburbs woman faced Elizabeth Magistrates’ Court (pictured), charged with two counts of producing child exploitation material and one count of disseminating such material, knowing its pornographic nature.
The woman is due to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court in November.
The maximum penalty for producing or disseminating child exploitation material is 15 years’ imprisonment.
JACET has warned that crimes against children are no longer isolated to the dark web thanks to advances in cheap and affordable technology.
It comes after a joint taskforce, including detectives from the Australian Federal Police, South Australia Police and JACET, investigated up to three new cases a week in 2022 and arrested 88 people for child exploitation.