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Young, techno-savvy middle class men are most likely to be found peddling in e-porn.

So says a new study from New Zealand, which looked into the backgrounds of 106 people investigated by the country's Censorship Compliance Unit.

It found that all but one of those investigated for possessing illegal material was male, most were Caucasian and the average age was 30. Around a third of those collared were students.

While much attention about Web safety is directed at protecting young people, the report's author, Angela Carr, told the BBC: "The fact is that young people could be the horrible pervy Internet people."

The full report is due to be published later this month. The Beeb's story can be found here. ®

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