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Mother arrested for livestreaming sexual abuse of own children

May 30, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The 35-year-old mother faces charges of child trafficking which is punishable by life imprisonment

ARRESTED. Mother is arrested for the online sexual exploitation of her 3 children and 1 niece, all of them minors. Photo courtesy of IJM

Child sex abuse material now peddled for as low as P100 on Twitter

May 21, 2020 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE: Child sexual abuse has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms

Alter Twitter’s awful side: Leaked private sex videos for sale

May 20, 2020 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) PART 1 | EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers

Europe's most wanted online sex offender gets 20 years in Cebu

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Nelson Siacor Torayno is also ordered to pay P2 million in fines

CONVICTED. Nelson Siacor Torayno is convicted to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing children. Photo by the International Justice Mission

Internet service providers fail to report sites transmitting child porn – DSWD

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:22 PM

As per the Anti-Child Pornography Act, internet service providers are mandated to report to the police any obtained knowledge of child porn distribution or access using their servers

REMOTELY DAMAGING. 80% of children are at risk of being sexually exploited online. Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Authorities from the US, Britain, South Korea and other countries say they rescued at least 23 minor victims of sexual exploitation

An undated handout picture released by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) in London on October 16, 2019 shows a screen shot of the seized dark web 'Welcome To Video' website. UK and US authorities investigating a "dark web" child pornography site run from South Korea on Wednesday announced the arrest of 337 suspects in 38 countries. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said the "Welcome to Video" site contained 250,000 videos that were downloaded a million times by users across the world. HO / AFP / NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The new federal charges include the singer systematically recruiting girls for sex while on tour

Europe's most wanted online child sex offender nabbed in Cebu

Jul 25, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The arrest of Nelson Siacor Torayno, a 32-year-old Filipino, was kept from the public for months following his arrest due to ongoing investigations, according to the International Justice Mission

FACE OF EVIL. Nelson Torayno allegedly raped his child victims, filmed the attacks, and sold the videos on the dark web. Photo from the International Justice Mission

R. Kelly denied bond on federal charges including child porn

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:46 AM

The musician who for decades has faced sexual abuse accusations was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with 5 underage girls

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 26: R&B singer R. Kelly (C) arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building for a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly is facing several counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

R. Kelly arrested on child pornography charges – report

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The 52-year-old was taken into custody by federal agents in Chicago late on July 11

R. KELLY. In this file photo taken on June 6, the singer arrives for a court hearing in Chicago. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

Couple gets 32-year jail time, P5-M fine for online child pornography

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'Child pornography is a detestable act that every society must seek to eliminate. The offenses involve sexual gratification at the expense of children, the supposed future shapers of our country,' the court decision says

Ex-British Army officer paid P500,000 to watch online abuse of PH kids

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:55 AM

'Andrew Whiddett was directly responsible for the soul-destroying abuse of children thousands of miles away from him. He thought he could get away with abusing Filipino children from the comfort of his own home,' says the NCA

ONLINE ABUSE. Andrew Whiddett, 70, pays multiple Filipino sexual abuse facilitators to watch children abused online. Photo from UK National Crime Agency

U.S. fugitive wanted on child porn charges arrested in Pampanga

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The arrest follows a nearly two-year search for Joel Aquino Pasay, who was indicted in May of 2017 for the receipt of child pornography

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The closing of the loophole comes after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a 'wormhole' that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos

Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Tumblr admits the application was taken down due to child pornography bypassing the filters set up to prevent it from showing on the service

Vatican jails Italian priest for child porn

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:19 PM

Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleads guilty in the opening day of the court hearing on Friday

VATICAN CITY. St Peter's Basilica reflects in a puddle of Via della Conciliazione on May 9, 2018 in Rome. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Bitcoin's blockchain holds child pornography content – researchers

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The study finds some 1,600 files on the bitcoin blockchain, of which 99% are texts or images. Among those files are objectionable content such as links to child pornography.

US gymnastics coach faces child porn charges

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:38 PM

James Kivisto is found out to have at least 100 'inappropriate images' on his devices he obtained through hidden cameras set up inside the gym's bathroom

ABUSE. A gymnastics coach is facing child pornography charges. File photo

Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:58 AM

8 out of 10 Filipino children at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying

TOP SOURCE. Unicef says the Philippines is a leading global source of child pornography.

When kids don’t know they are victims of sexual abuse

Dec 09, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Kim* was 12 when her neighbor recruited her. By the time she was rescued, she was already 15.

ABUSE. Children as young as 12 years old fall victims to online sex trafficking. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Rurouni Kenshin creator charged with child pornography possession

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:14 PM

DVDs showing nude underage girls are found at the office and home of 'Rurouni Kenshin' creator Nobuhiro Watsuki

RUROUNI KENSHIN. Nobuhiro Watsuki's manga sequel to 'Rurouni Kenshin' will be suspended, publisher Shueisha says. Screen shot from Viz Media.

Glee’s Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The actor was initially arrested in December 2015 after thousands of images of child pornography were found in his laptop

MARK SALLING. The actor pleads guilty to child pornography. Screengrab from

Germany dismantles huge online child pornography ring

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The 87 000 members of Elysium traded images and video files of the most serious sexual abuse of children including babies and representations of sexual violence against children a statement from Frankfurt prosecutors reads

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online

May 28, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Local police caught the mother in the act of live streaming her 15 year old daughter s online show to a foreigner

CHILD ABUSE. A mother was caught live streaming her teenage daughter's 'show' to a foreigner in exchange of money. Photo by IJM

Dutchman held in Cambodia with thousands of child porn photos

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Evrard Nicolas Sarot is detained on Tuesday in Siem Reap province with pictures on his iPad and a digital camera of naked boys aged between 11 and 15 according to police

Soliman files complaint vs Badoy over child porn remark

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Former social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman says Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy committed injustice to children when she told the European Union to engage in child porn

GOOD MANNERS. Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman says public officials and employee should observe good manners and right conduct.

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EU on DSWD exec's tirade: Tackle child porn seriously

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The EU delegation issues the statement after DSWD Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy posts on Facebook: Iyong mga taga EU mag online child porn muna kayo D yan naman kayo magaling e

UNDER FIRE. DSWD Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy draws flak after she criticized the European Union over child pornography. File photo courtesy of DSWD

DSWD exec tells EU: 'Mag-child porn muna kayo'

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED In sarcastic advice on Facebook Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy says consuming child pornography is what Europeans – critics of President Duterte – are good at

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Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The man will go before the Gruyere criminal court on charges of human trafficking encouraging prostitution sexual acts with children and child pornography prosecutors say

US Homeland Security thanks PH for helping catch pedophile

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Agents of the Philippines Department of Justice are commended for assisting US authorities in the case of American Calvin Bernhardt who was convicted of child pornography and child exploitation

Some porn sites blocked in PH

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:00 PM

A message saying that these sites have been blocked in accordance with the Anti Child Pornography Law loads on screen instead

Naya Rivera reacts to ex Mark Salling's child pornography charges

Sep 14, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Naya opens up about what she thought when she heard about former boyfriend and Glee co star Mark Salling s child pornography charges

'SORRY NOT SORRY.' Naya Rivera reveals in her memoir that she wasn't surprised by former boyfriend and 'Glee' co-star Mark Salling's child pornography charges. Photos by Angela Weiss/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America/AFP

Germany: Facebook has 'social responsibility' to curb hateful content

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Thomas de Maiziere: Facebook has an immensely important economic position and just like every other large enterprise it has an immensely important social responsibility

GERMANY AND FACEBOOK. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (C) talks to an employee during a vistit at the Facebook office in Berlin, Germany on August 29, 2016. Photo by Stefanie Loos/AFP

Spain breaks up child pornography ring, 7 arrested

Aug 09, 2016 - 11:24 PM

A large part of the child pornography was produced by the criminal organization itself police say exploiting socially vulnerable children in Spain and also in Morocco

Canada enacts Internet ban for sex offenders

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Monitoring an offender s use of the Internet can limit an offender s opportunities to offend and prevent this harmful behavior says the court in its 7 2 ruling

INTERNET BAN. The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 20, 2008. File photo by Geoff Robins/AFP

'Glee' actor Mark Salling indicted for child porn

May 28, 2016 - 11:11 AM

The indictment states that Salling received and kept child pornography on his laptop and flash memory drive

MARK SALLING. The 'Glee' actor is indicted for child pornography. Screengrab from Facebook/sallingmark

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Dec 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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'Glee' actor Mark Salling arrested for child porn possession

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:54 AM

The actor known for his role as Noah Puckerman in Glee is arrested for alleged possession of child pornography

MARK SALLING. The 'Glee' actor is arrested for alleged possession of child pornography. File photo by Nina Prommer/EPA

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Nov 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Nov 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Nov 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

UN staff fired over child porn, death threats

Oct 31, 2015 - 8:03 AM

A UN management report outlines some 60 cases of misconduct or possible crimes committed by some of the UN s 40 000 staff

UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY. A wide view of the closing of the 66th UN General Assembly, 17 September 2012, at the United Nations in New York. File photo by Rick Bajornas/UN Photo

Penalty awaits ISPs not blocking child porn sites – DOJ

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:00 PM

ISPs that fail to do this will be fined P500 000 to P1 million on first offense; P1 million to P2 million with revocation of license to operate for subsequent offenses

Another alleged victim of Australian pedophile surfaces

Mar 19, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The 9 year old child claims her own mother introduced her to Peter Scully

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

6 more victims of Australian pedophile identified

Mar 10, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Peter Scully s live in partner now in jail on charges of 3 counts of rape and one count of human trafficking is seeking to be a state witness

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

13-year-old girl: 'Uncle Peter' Scully sold me for P100,000

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:33 PM

One of the 8 victims who spoke to the National Bureau of Investigation details how the Australian national abused her and two other girls aged 1 and 5

Kids aren't supposed to be for sex

Feb 26, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Citizens are advised to be more proactive in preventing child abuse

NBI digs bones of girl allegedly killed by Aussie pedophile

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:16 PM

The 10 year old victim was believed to have been kidnapped by Peter Gerard Scully in Talakag Bukidnon and murdered in Surigao City

SEX ABUSE VICTIM. Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation in Northern Mindanao recover on February 25, 2015, in Surigao City the bones of a 10-year-old girl believed to have been kidnapped by Australian pedophile Peter Scully in Talakag, Bukidnon in 20013. Photo courtesy of NBI Region X

Women demand truth, end to violence in V-day protest

Feb 15, 2015 - 7:10 PM

The One Billion Rising movement gathers women activists fighting for an end to violence against women VAW

ALL AGES. Youth participants cheering during the One Big Rising in Manila.