5 Sep 2006

Solomons police hail country's first charges for sexually explicit emails

7:54 pm on 5 September 2006

The officer in charge of the Solomon Islands Sexual Assault Unit says the arrest of two men after the distribution of sexually explicit emails is a first for the country.

Sergeant Florence Taro says they are still investigating that particular case and the pair are in custody after appearing in court.

She says up until now the dangers of material being spread over the internet has not be raised in community awareness sessions, but that might change:

"We are not looking into that awareness since this is the first time we have come up with this sort of thing, so it is now in our plan to go out and do awareness talk on thi."

Sergeant Florence Taro.