Danish police arrest 10 men over Philippine online child sex abuse

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Danish police on Wednesday arrested 10 men and raided their homes on suspicion that they paid for watching the live-streaming of children being sexually abused in the Philippines.

"They have been questioned and a number of computers, phones and tablets have been seized," Flemming Kjaerside of the Danish police's cyber-crime unit told AFP.

One of the men was remanded in custody in Herning in western Denmark while nine others had been released pending an investigation of the computers that had been confiscated, he added.

"Only when we have gone through all the computers can we confirm if our suspicions are correct," he said.

Danish police said in a statement that "a number of money transactions" had led to the arrests being made.

In the first Danish case of its kind, a man was last year sentenced to three and a half years in prison for his online involvement in the sexual abuse of children in the Philippines, having paid other adults between 150 and 300 kroner (S$30 and S$60) to carry out the acts.