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Alexander: Child porn crackdown great news

Alexander: Child porn crackdown great news

United Future’s Marc Alexander today applauded the police crackdown on child pornographers that today has more than 40 people around the country facing charges and has seen 113 computers seized.

Mr Alexander, United Future’s law and order spokesman, said the public would applaud such policing at a time when there is considerable concern that there is too much emphasis on revenue-collecting traffic work and not enough into fighting crime.

“And crime doesn’t get much more real than nailing those who prey on children, and that is why today’s nationwide bust is such welcome news,” he said.

Mr Alexander said he was delighted that those arrested today, who may be convicted of child porn offences, now stood to face a maximum of five years in jail thanks to the hard-hitting Films, Videos and Publications Classification Amendment Bill passed by Parliament last week, with only ACT opposing it.

“Of course, ACT would rather these types face the old 12-month maximum sentence as they proved last week.
“The sooner voters consign to the dustbin of history the party sacrificed child welfare on the altar of its anti-censorship obsession, the better,” he said.

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