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Man Indicted for Selling Child Pornography Materials Online

Child Pornography

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated legal proceedings against a man accused of distributing online materials depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of minors. Here are some details from the report of The Philippine Star.

Details of the Case

In a recent development, the DOJ formally charged Bench Ortillano Lee under Republic Act 11930 and the Anti-Child Sexual Abuse or Exploitation Materials Act. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed these charges in Nueva Ecija following an investigation spurred by reports.

The NBI received information indicating Lee’s involvement in selling explicit videos and photos of minors through the messaging app Telegram. Authorities identified social media accounts advertising such content, offering discounts for access to a dedicated Telegram channel.

Utilizing an undercover agent, the NBI engaged with Lee, who allegedly requested P499 for access to his account containing over 200 uncensored materials. This includes images and videos of child sexual abuse.

Seizure and Arrest

During a subsequent raid, authorities seized incriminating evidence from Lee. It includes materials portraying child sexual abuse and photographs implicating him in obscene activities involving minors.

Lee now faces legal consequences under stringent Philippine laws aimed at combating online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. This reflects the gravity of the charges and underscores the government’s commitment to safeguarding minors.

The case highlights ongoing efforts by law enforcement to combat the illicit dissemination of child pornography online. It underscores the importance of vigilance and swift legal action to protect vulnerable individuals from exploitation.

As legal proceedings unfold, the case serves as a stark reminder of the imperative to uphold stringent measures against child pornography and to ensure perpetrators are held accountable under the law.

Read Also: Four Minors Rescued in Lanao del Sur, Allegedly Victims of Sexual Abuse

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