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Australian schoolgirls who offered oral sex online suspended

Five Australian schoolgirls have been suspended after posting a video offering sexual encounters for money on YouTube.

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Australian schoolgirls wave as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ride on the royal tram down St Kilda Road on October 26, 2011 in Melbourne. (Scott Barbour/AFP/Getty Images)

Five Australian schoolgirls have been suspended after posting a video offering sexual encounters for money on YouTube.

The four-minute clip, reportedly featured the girls in their school uniform, was viewed around 10,000 times before it was removed from the file-sharing site and replaced with a message saying it depicted "harmful activities," according to News.com.au.

It  was also shared on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, 7 News Adelaide reported.

In the video, three of the girls reportedly offered oral sex for 80 cents and occasionally laughed and joked, according to 7 News.

At one point they said, "We are trained professionals, so we are up for anything,"

They said they were offering a public service which would help prevent unwanted sexual attacks.

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The other two girls were reportedly involved in filming and producing the video.

The Education Department referred the matter to SA Police, who visited the school on Wednesday, News.com.au reported.

However, NineMSN cited a police statement as saying the girls were unlikely to face criminal charges.

"It appears the girls involved in this incident were participating in a stunt and unaware of the dangers and repercussions their action would have," the statement said.

Police last year reportedly conducted six education sessions about online safety at Mitcham Girls School, but were concerned the cyber safety message did not get through to students, according to 7 News.

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An Education Department spokeswoman said the school had informed the girls' parents.

"Mitcham Girls High School has a strict cyber safety policy in place and has reinforced this with students and parents to remind them of the importance of using the internet in a safe manner," she reportedly said.

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