Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse
- Today the AIC has released an occasional seminar presentation by Dr Rick Brown on Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse, based on an analysis of financial transactions held by AUSTRAC and criminal record information held by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
- The presentation reports on the findings from a recent AIC publication and shows that 256 Australians made 2,714 financial transactions to individuals in the Philippines identified to the Australian Federal Police as facilitating live streaming of child sexual abuse.
- Almost two thirds of those purchasing live streaming of child sexual abuse were aged in their 50s and 60s and they were, on average, aged 52 years when they made their first purchase.
- Over half the sample had no previous criminal history, while 10% had a sexual offence in their criminal history.
- Analysis of transaction histories shows that the frequency with which individuals purchase live streaming of child sexual abuse and the amount they are willing to pay escalates over time.
The video is now available on the AIC’s dedicated Youtube channel, CriminologyTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbAHP_7zMg&t=3s