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Is it really a more serious problem than, say, addiction to online pornography?
To put it bluntly, can it be regarded as adulterous, does that mean that it gives the violated partner biblical grounds for divorce?
Upon the request of IACAT and IJM, HSI extended technical support in pinning down the online activities of the syndicate preying on women and children.
The operation was conducted by a composite team from the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – Anti-Transnational Crime Division (PNP CIDG-ATCD), the Pampanga CIDG, the Angeles City Police and members of the IJM under the overall supervision of Police Senior Superintendent Alex Botes Sintin, Chief of ATCD.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in Manila worked in close cooperation with the Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) to successfully bust a cybersex syndicate based in Cebu, Philippines; seven suspects were arrested and more than a dozen child victims rescued in four operations between May and September.
HSI is dedicated to working with the IACAT to help the Provincial Capitol disrupt the operations of cyber pornography."An appreciation letter to HSI from the Provincial Government of Cebu reads, "Recent researches and investigative undertakings revealed that the unscrupulous sectors of our society utilized the worldwide web to corrupt the minds and hearts of women and children by making them pose before a web camera for distribution to foreign consumers through the Internet for a fee." HSI and its foreign counterpart stopped such exploitation by conducting search and rescue.
HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form.
The Philippines is today making headlines around the world after President Benigno Aquino III signed a law that bans cybersex as part of a cybercrime prevention tactic.
The act, signed last Wednesday, September 12, prohibits the "willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, direction or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration." The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 aims to cut down on cybercrime by making certain acts such as cyber-squatting, computer-related forgery and identity theft, and child pornography, illegal.
However, also included on the list of punishable offenses under this new act is cybersex and some harsh new punishments for libel.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation cites the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines as saying the new act actually broadens the scope the country's libel law, which it describes as "so antiquated and draconian that the United Nations Human Rights Council itself declared it excessive and called on the Philippine government to review the law with the end of decriminalizing libel." Wired UK reports that the cybersex portion of the act is an effort to put a stop to sex trafficking and forced prostitution.