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Student arrested selling child pornography

Student arrested selling child pornography

Officers from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) detained a 19-year-old Thai university student yesterday in Pathum Thani province, near Bangkok, for selling child pornography online.

Khemmachart Prakuyhongmanee, Director of the DSI’s Technology and Information Litigation Division, reported the successful operation to the media today.

Officers received a tip regarding the internet selling of child pornography from the condo, according to Khemmachart, and performed a raid there yesterday using a sniffer dog named Hidu, which was trained in the United States to detect electronic equipment.

The dog led DSI agents to the room of a 19-year-old suspect who was selling child pornography over a LINE application group chat. Officers collected over 5,000 child pornography files and discovered that over 200 minor victims were involved in the creation of the content.

According to Khemmachart, the suspect collaborated with another woman.

The woman constructed an online profile with a stunning photo and communicated with the victims, who were usually young lads under the age of 18.

The woman then duped the victims into providing her naked photos and videos, which she subsequently sold on the LINE group. To see the porn, each member of the group had to purchase a package, which ranged from 150 to 500 baht.

Khemmachart believes that the pedophile ring has more members than merely the teenage boy and the woman. The director announced that a new investigation would be launched to find the rest of the group.

According to Section 287 of the Criminal Law, the suspect was initially charged with processing child pornography for the sexual profit of himself or others, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to 100,000 baht, or both.

The adolescent was also charged with posting child pornography online, which the public might view. According to Section 14(4) of the Computer Act, the penalty is up to five years in prison, a fine of up to 100,000 baht, or both.


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