Anti-cybercrime group asks Pornhub to remove students’ sex videos

Jun. 23, 2019

CAMIGUIN, Philippines – The Philippine National Police’s Anti-Cybercrime Group-10 (ACG-10) on Saturday said it has already requested a pornography-streaming website to remove from its server self-made videos of teenage students of a private school allegedly doing sexual acts that have been circulated online.

ACG-10 investigator Staff Sergeant Ritchel Tesoro said they have forwarded the request to Pornhub and expects the videos to be taken down anytime soon.

As of this writing, Pornhub management has yet to reply to ACG-10’s request.

Tesoro said they have reached out to Pornhub when the father of the victim, a 17-year-old senior high school student, came to ACG-10 office to seek their help on Thursday afternoon, June 20.

Prior to going to the ACG-10, she said the student’s father has already lodged a complaint at the National Bureau of Investigation-10 (NBI-10).

“The NBI-10 has asked for our technical assistance to have the videos deleted from the website,” Tesoro said in a phone interview, adding that it was the NBI-10 that has started the investigation.

She said the investigation might start with the victim’s 16-year-old boyfriend, who, she added, was allegedly responsible for taking the videos and for uploading them on the internet.

The victim and her boyfriend are reported to be students of the Xavier University’s senior high school department based in Cagayan de Oro City.

Those who saw the videos were able to determine that the victim was a student of said school based on the uniform she was wearing.

Tesoro said the videos may have been taken recently as those involved in the alleged sex scandal have already ended their relationship, according to the victim’s father.

Despite the confirmation of the girl’s father that it was her daughter who was on the videos, Tesoro said they still need to do some verification from the victim herself.

She said the one who responsible for taking the videos and uploading them may be facing a number of charges, including violation of Republic Act 9995 for video voyeurism, Republic Act 9795 for child pornography, and Republic Act 9262 for violence against women.

Even those who possessed, shared or caused the distribution of the videos are also liable, she added.

In its advisory which was posted on Facebook, the ACG-10 has warned the public not to spread the pornographic videos.

Citing Section 4 of RA 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, ACG-10 said it is unlawful to “publish offer, transmit, sell, distribute, broadcast, advertise, promote, export or import any form of child pornography” or to access or possess it.(

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