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‘30 per cent of abused kids were filmed’

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2010 01:26 IST
Vijaita Singh

At least 30 per cent of children who were sexually exploited this year said their perpetrators had filmed them during the act. This shocking information was given by Rajat Mitra, a clinical psychologist who works with the Delhi Police.

"We have to specifically ask the victims whether they were filmed or not. They understand that something wrong has taken place with their body but cannot express it," said Mitra.

People who deal in pornographic videos say there is a sizeable demand for “child sex” in the market. Most of the clients are, however, foreigners.

Though paedophilia is a crime, there is no separate law in India for this. But the Delhi Police has said the city is not a hub for such activities. “The IT Ministry keeps a tab on such material available in the cyber space," said a senior police officer.