The Judiciary Police has recently been notified by INTERPOL that some individuals in Macau have been using social media platforms or communication software to transmit or distribute pornographic videos with minors. We are highly concerned and the designated division has immediately been assigned to investigate. The Judiciary Police has since cracked several cases related to pornographic materials with minors, and the people involved have been arrested and transferred to the Public Prosecutions Office. We shall continue cooperating with INTERPOL to prevent and combat crimes pertaining to child pornography.
According to Article 170-A, No.1(c), of the Penal Code, production, sales, retail, import, export or distribution of pornographic materials with minors (videos or photos) by any name or means could face imprisonment of up to 5 years. Procuring or possessing such materials for the purpose stated above could be liable to the same penalty. Anyone who profiteers from or make a means of living out of these activities could face imprisonment of up to 8 years according to No.3(a) of Article 170-A.
Even if the transfer occurs between friends, transmitting, exhibiting, giving away pornographic materials with minors, or the procurement or possession of such materials by any name or means could be liable to a maximum of 3-year imprisonment. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 170-A, No.3(b), profiteering from or making a means of living out of these activities could face imprisonment of up to 5 years.
Advices from the Judiciary Police:
- To foster a healthy environment, do not visit websites containing pornographic materials with minors.
- Do not download pornographic materials (videos or photos) with minors.
- Distribution or transmission of pornographic materials (videos or photos) with minors is a serious crime and bears grave consequences.
- Report to the police any illegal activities that may endanger minors.
- Cooperate with the police to safeguard healthy development of minors.