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

Indonesian Islamist leader named suspect in porn case

May 30, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Rizieq Shihab leader of notorious radical group the Islamic Defenders Front FPI is named a suspect for allegedly exchanging pornographic messages with a woman

This file photograph taken on February 28, 2017 shows Indonesian firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab gesturing as he arrives at court to testify in the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as 'Ahok', in Jakarta. Raisan al Farisi/Pool/AFP

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

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

Apr 16, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Authorities are trying to identify 3 suspects believed to be behind the incident last Sunday April 9

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

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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

Porno-trolling is a thing, and two lawyers are indicted in one scheme

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Federal prosecutors prepare an 18 count indictment against Paul R Hansmeier and John L Steele for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud among others

Britain seeks to restrict access to online porn

Nov 29, 2016 - 12:37 PM

British lawmakers look to implement stricter age verification processes for commercial pornographic websites

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

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

Virtual reality porn and the future of loneliness

Apr 05, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Virtual reality as a concept has existed in science fiction as far back as the 1940’s but it’s only been in the last 5 years that it’s come within reach of average consumers Porn however appears to be leading the charge

VR ANYWHERE. The author tries on the Samsung Gear VR while in a coffee shop.

Pakistan orders 400,000 porn sites blocked

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:43 PM

The move follows a Supreme Court order this month to ban online material considered blasphemous or objectionable in socially conservative Pakistan where pornography is illegal and considered un Islamic

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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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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

UN envoy calls on Japan to ban extreme child manga porn

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:43 PM

A UN special envoy calls on Japan to ban cartoon images featuring extreme sexualized images of children after Tokyo last year fell into line with other G7 nations by criminalizing possession of child pornography

MANGA. Visitors looks at drawings in an exhibit of the "Milano Manga Festival," tracing the 200-year history of Japanese manga on May 2, 2013 during the press preview in Milan. Photo by Olivier Morin / AFP

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

Pornhub does Netflix with $9.99 premium membership

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Pornhub Premium is a service that will provide faster playback and better streaming quality for videos along with exclusive content in 1080p resolution

Five detained over China Uniqlo sex tape – report

Jul 19, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Those detained include the couple suspected of shooting the video – showing a mostly clothed man and a naked woman apparently having sex – in the changing room of a Uniqlo store in the capital

CONTROVERSIAL. In this picture taken on July 15, 2015, people gather in front of a Uniqlo clothes store in Beijing. Fred Dufour/AFP

Ex-archbishop hospitalized hours before pedophilia trial – Vatican

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Jozef Wesolowski will not attend the start of the unprecedented trial

Vatican holds first trial of cleric accused of pedophilia

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:22 AM

The unprecedented trial will hear the case of former Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski who is accused of sexual abuse of minors

DEFROCKED. Former Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was defrocked for abusing children. File photo by AFP

Pope: Attachment to computers 'damages souls'

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Pope Francis says many families are together at the dining table but the children have their telephones and are in another world

POPE ON TWITTER. This handout picture released on March 19, 2014, by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis (R) launching a tweet with Scholas Occurentes Argentina, a network to promote the meeting and linking of schools around the world, regardless of cultural differences. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

'Silver porn': fifty shades of greying Japan

Apr 01, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Silver porn is stretching the limits of eroticism among Japan s elderly and overturning social norms in a country where people are expected to grow old gracefully

READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP. Yasue Tomita (C), 61, sits on a tatami floor while posing for a photographer as she makes her debut as a porn actress at a studio in Tsurugashima, Saitama prefecture, on March 17, 2015. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

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

Quito's last porn cinemas hang on in Internet age

Mar 13, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Pornography draws a remarkably faithful crowd in the Ecuadoran capital whose last two porn cinemas are just surviving the Internet age thanks to a trickle of steadfast patrons

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT. The foyer of the Hollywood porno cinema in downtown Quito, on March 6, 2015. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Danish arrests over Philippine online child sex abuse

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Danish police arrest 10 men and raid their homes on suspicion that they paid for watching the live streaming of children being sexually abused in the Philippines

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.

Kids rescued from cyberporn ops now school achievers

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:36 PM

Seven children rescued in 2011 in Cebu from parents who made them pose naked for Internet users have been doing good in school under government care

Singaporean admits to organizing sex tours in PH, other countries

Feb 09, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Singaporean authorities arrest Chan Chun Hong 31 based on information from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Jan 13, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Vice President Binay’s ratings drop to an all time low A possible storm could cancel Pope Francis’ Leyte visit The Philippines ranks 19th on a porn site’s traffic

PH 19th top porn viewer online - Pornhub

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:38 PM

The Philippines shoots up 8 places to rank 19th in the top 20 countries that peruse Pornhub

YEAR IN REVIEW. Pornhub takes stock of its statistics for the year 2014. Image from Pornhub Insights.

Lebanese-born porn star Mia Khalifa stirs debate back home

Jan 08, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Adult movie actress Mia Khalifa s rise to fame splits social media users in liberal yet conservative Lebanon

STIRRING CONTROVERSY. Lebanese-born adult film star Mia Khalifa. Image from her official page on Facebook