Philippines outlawed cam girls and online sex video after jailing 2 men for life over running huge cyber sex operation.
Two Swedish men were jailed for life for running a cybersex operation in the Philippines. The Swedes were arrested when police raided a commercial building where police found 17 naked Filipinas in front of computer screens, some of them under-age. A court in the southern Philippines found Bo Stefan Sederholm, 31, and Emil Andreas Solemo, 35, guilty of trafficking charges.
Cam girls cyber sex and online sex video chat – new law covers a range of online activities. Cybercrime Prevention Act 2012
Cyber sex crime
Cyber sex involves women – “cam girls”- chatting and performing sexual acts in front of webcams for internet clients.
Anyone breaking the law faces a fine of 250,000 Philippine pesos ($6,000; £3,700) and a jail term of up to six months.
The new legislation is part of the Cyber crime Prevention Act of 2012, signed by President Benigno Aquino on 15 September.
The act defines cyber sex as “the willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration”.
One of the authors of the law, senator Edgardo Angara, said the act was needed to detect, investigate and suppress cyber crime such as hacking, cybe rsex, identity theft, spamming, and child pornography online.
The National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police are now meant to set up a cyber crime unit “to exclusively handle cases involving violations of this act.”
The country has taken a hard line on cyber sex in the past. o Swedish men were jailed for life for running a cybersex operation in the Philippines after arrest where police raided a commercial building in the town of Kauswagan, Mindanao, in April 2009. Police found 17 naked Filipinas in front of computer screens, some of them under-age. A court in the southern Philippines found Bo Stefan Sederholm, 31, and Emil Andreas Solemo, 35, guilty of trafficking charges.
Cam girls described as having been forced into performing cyber sex.
Ms Salcedo was quoted as saying that the women were paid 15,000 pesos ($350) a month.
“Once the client has paid for a private show, anything goes,” she said.
The Swedish embassy in Bangkok, which oversees the Swedish consulate in Manila, confirmed the court ruling.