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PNP warns: Sharing Paolo Bediones sex video a crime

Computers that upload the video and share them can be traced, says Anti-Cybercrime Group
/ 05:42 PM September 04, 2014

The Anti-Cybercrime Group is leading the investigation on the leaked sex videos of TV personality Paolo Bediones (pictured). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Beware: sharing that viral Paolo Bediones video might land you in trouble with the law.

As they continue their probe into the leaked sex videos of the TV host, the Anti-Cybercrime Group warned the public against spreading the videos since such an act would constitute an offense as well.

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“If you share the video, you could be held liable. So better refrain from doing it because we are checking all the links to the video and tracing who are behind them,” said Chief Inspector Jay Guillermo, head of the intelligence and investigation division.

The ACG is leading the investigation on the leaked sex videos, uploaded to the Internet on two separate occasions in the past two months.

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Bediones earlier sought the help of the ACG, saying he received two letters blackmailing and threatening him that more videos would be leaked online if he refused to cooperate.

The first video clocked at six minutes while the second video was 16 minutes long. Both videos showed the TV host having sex with the same woman.

Guillermo said they have been trying to trace the whereabouts of the computer technician who repaired Bediones’ laptop five years ago, when the videos were supposedly recorded.

“We know that this technician is based in Quezon City, so we are looking for him to ask him questions,” the official said.

The ACG is also verifying all links to the uploaded videos online in a bid to check the identity of the uploaders.

Guillermo said they did not have Bediones’ laptop since it was already sold, and all their evidence has been online.

The TV host has already submitted a two-page complaint affidavit to the ACG to kickstart the investigation.

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Earlier, the ACG said it would coordinate with the administrators of Facebook, a popular social media website to track down who first uploaded the sex videos.

The videos were allegedly first uploaded through Facebook, prompting the ACG to seek details from the website as to the accounts used in uploading the videos.

The ACG will also get the IP addresses used by the culprits, after which they will identify and locally track down the suspects with the help of service providers here.

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TOPICS: Anti-Cybercrime Group, Cyber-Voyeurism, Cybercrime, Internet, Paolo Bediones, PNP, Sex Videos, technology
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