Graphic video of child exploitation being shared among Auckland youth, police warn jail time for anyone circulating it

Police are making inquiries into the video
Police are making inquiries into the video Photo credit: Getty Images.

Warning: This article discusses child abuse.

A concerning video of child exploitation is being shared around Auckland, and police are warning anyone in possession of it could be prosecuted.

Detective Senior Sergeant Alex Carter says the video, which has been circulated in the past, is graphic and predominantly being shared around young people in Auckland.

"Every time this video, and others like it, are shared, the subjects are being revictimised and this leads to further trauma," he said on Friday.

He says police are making inquiries into the video and anyone distributing objectionable material could be imprisoned for 14 years.

Anyone in possession of the video - or any other objectionable material - could be sentenced to a maximum of ten years. 

Police are urging anyone who is aware of the footage being shared and know who is sharing it to contact them on 105 quoting file number 210513/8328.