Cops probe child sex video

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Jamaican police launched an investigation into a video depicting child pornography that is making the rounds on social media.

The one-minute video shows a young girl, apparently no more than eight years old, being coerced to perform oral sex on an adult male. It has triggered shock and anger across the Island, with people calling for the authorities to leave 'no stone unturned' in their search to capture the perpetrator.

The corporate communications arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, in a news release on Wednesday evening, said the police - including detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) - are aware of the disturbing video and are currently carrying out investigations to determine its origin.

The release also warned the public to desist from sharing the video "as this action constitutes an offence under the Child Pornography (Prevention) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.

"There is also a strong possibility that sharing the video can result in further trauma to the child," the release said, adding that members of the public are strongly urged to delete the video.