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Philippines arrests 11 over online child porn: Police

Published on Jan 29, 2014 5:07 PM
 
Personnel from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrange confiscated desktop computers allegedly used for cybersex crime, at the NBI headquarters in Manila, on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014. Philippine authorities said on Wednesday they had detained 11 people in raids on two fake call centre businesses that sold child pornography online to global clients. -- PHOTO: AFP

MANILA (AFP) - Philippine authorities said on Wednesday they had detained 11 people in raids on two fake call centre businesses that sold child pornography online to global clients.

The raids came after police said this month the Philippines had become a major source of pornographic content in the fast-growing child cybersex industry, and vowed to crack down on those involved.

The raids took place overnight Tuesday on two Manila businesses that used nude pictures of children, as well as adults, to entice people online to subscribe to pornographic websites, the National Bureau of Investigation said.

"They were caught in flagrante (in the act of wrongdoing)," said Ronald Aguto, head of the bureau's cybercrime unit, in reference to the 11 Filipinos who had been detained.

 
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