PNP targets new pedophile ring in PH
MANILA, Philippines–Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II assured on Thursday that the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group will turn its focus on the recently uncovered pedophile syndicate victimizing Filipino girls.
British, Australian and United States police have started investigating the worldwide cybersex ring after United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency discovered obscene videos of children being abused and shown live on the Internet.
Roxas told reporters that the DILG, through the PNP ACT and Directorate for Information and Communications Technology, would do its part in investigating and possibly arresting the culprits behind the underground operation.
“Tututukan natin ito at kawawang-kawawa ang mga kabataan natin na nalalagay sa alanganin,” Roxas said.
In a previous Agence France Presse report, the NCA, through “Operation Endeavor,” took in 12 countries leading to the arrest of 17 British nationals with five already convicted.
It added that during the operation, 15 children aged between six and 15 have been rescued by the authorities.
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