South Australian mum accused of filming herself performing sex acts with her two children before trying to sell the videos online
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A young mum is facing court after she allegedly filmed herself performing sex acts with her own children, aged two and four, before trying to sell the footage online.
The South Australian woman faced the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Thursday, charged with two counts of producing child exploitation material and one count of disseminating the material, knowing of its pornographic nature.
She allegedly made six films between December 1, 2022 and January 4, this year, ranging from six seconds to a minute long.
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.
South Australian mum 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 allege the videos shows the naked mum performing sexually explicit acts with her children while they are asleep.
An agent from the Australian Federal Police claimed in a witness statement that she received a report from the office of eSafety with information about the accused woman.
The report claimed the woman was in contact with a man who was ‘requesting images of sexual acts involving her children in exchange for money’.
The information, including evidence of communication and video footage, was then sent to South Australia Police and the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET).
Police arrested the woman and seized her electronic items during a search of her Northern Suburbs home.
The woman was granted bail but on Thursday requested for her bail address to be changed.
She was granted police bail but appeared in court on Thursday asking for a variation to her bail address.
The Northern Suburbs woman faced the Elizabeth Magistrates Court (pictured) charged with two counts of producing child exploitation material and one count of disseminating the material, knowing of its pornographic nature
The woman is set to appear at the Adelaide Magistrates Court in November.
The maximum penalty for producing or disseminating child exploitation material is 15 years imprisonment.
The JACET has warned crimes against children are no longer isolated to the dark web due to advancements in cheap and affordable technology.
It comes after a joint taskforce, including detectives from the Australian Federal Police, South Australia Police and the JACET, investigated as many as three new cases a week in 2022 and arrested 88 people on child exploitation charges.