Porn ops in QC busted

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 18 2014 11:24 AM | Updated as of Feb 18 2014 07:24 PM

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MANILA – Two small-time firms in Quezon City engaged in selling pornographic websites to overseas clients were raided by anti-cybercrime authorities on Monday evening.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cybercrime Division said 12 men working for Netuwako Call Center in Novaliches were caught with foreign nationals seeking pornographic content on the Internet.

The arrested employees said they would create fake profiles of females in order to entice the foreigners to sign up for a pornographic website, some of which feature minors.

Michael Isles, one of the suspects, said he and his fellow call center employees receive a commission of P400 for every website sold.

Another NBI operation against a firm of a similar nature along Congressional Avenue also resulted in the arrest of nine people.

The NBI said nine employees of PA Microsource Inc. were arrested after being caught selling pornographic websites as well.

NBI agent Atty. Don Hernandez said authorities confiscated 17 computer units loaded with pornographic content.

Hernandez said like Netuwako, PA Microsource's employees earn a commission for every website sold.

The NBI said both firms started their operations two months ago. Netuwako was allegedly established by a barangay councilman.

Aside from the Quezon City raids, the NBI also arrested nine people and confiscated 50 computer units and external drives containing pornographic materials at a school in Muntinlupa believed to be used in cybersex operations.

The arrested suspects are facing charges for violating Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009. – report from Carolyn Bonquin, ABS-CBN News