Carte Blanche – Photographing children in sexually suggestive “wrestling” poses

How seemingly innocent photos of children can feed into paedophilic fetishes.

On the face of it the photos seem to capture children having fun. For at least 20 years, a Mpumalanga-based photographer has paid children to demonstrate what he describes as wrestling grips – a part of his anti-bullying campaign.

He’s filmed these fighting scenes, produced over 2000 DVDs and sold the images online. Now, Carte Blanche investigates how these images have popped up on adult fetish websites.

Luke Lamprecht spoke to Derek Watts about sexual grooming, sexual violation and compelled sexual violation.

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