Application to expel ‘crush porn’ pupil


Edgemead High july 4

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The Western Cape Education Department has received an application to expel one of the Edgemead High School pupils who featured in a so-called crush porn video. File picture: Ian Landsberg.

Cape Town - The Western Cape Education Department has received an application to expel one of the Edgemead High School pupils who featured in a so-called crush porn video.

Last month, the Weekend Argus reported that the video, titled Squishing Nemo, featured two girls from Edgemead High crushing fish while performing sexual acts.

“The disciplinary hearing found the learner guilty of bringing the school into disrepute. The video identified her as a learner at the school,” said Paddy Attwell, a department spokesman.

Attwell said the other pupil had deregistered from the school.

Last month, Weekend Argus reported that several Cape Town schoolgirls might be the unwitting stars of crush porn videos, with some cases dating back two years as the demand for local porn rises in Europe.

The SPCA sounded the warning after Weekend Argus revealed the crush porn video involving the Edgemead High School pupils was doing the rounds in Cape Town.

The SPCA said at least 11 local girls had featured in similar porn videos.

SPCA chief executive Allan Perrins told Weekend Argus an investigation found the girls were paid R250 for each animal crushing, and R1 500 for an oral sex session.

The videos involve fish and other small animals being crushed to death or injured while people have sex. Women often wear high heels, apparently so viewers can see the creatures suffer. The creatures often suffer broken limbs, and can even be set alight.

Perrins said the SPCA started its own investigation and tracked down several of the girls.

The videos were allegedly shot at two hotels in Sea Point, and featured girls mostly from schools in the northern suburbs. Some are now adults, which has led to the belief that the videos span across several years.

The SPCA sought legal opinion on the matter, and Perrins said they were shocked to find that the videos were not classified as child pornography as the girls were all of age.

ilse.fredericks@inl.co.za

Cape Argus


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