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Ministry of Justice launches operation against sexual exploitation of children on the internet

The Cyber ​​Operations Laboratory of the Ministry of Justice carried out this Wednesday (6) the second phase of the “Bad Vibes” operation, aimed at combating the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents on the internet. The action was carried out in conjunction with the Civil Police of Minas Gerais.

15 search and seizure warrants were executed in ten cities in Minas Gerais: Juiz de Fora, Araxá, Cuparaque, Ipatinga, Congonhas, Pirapora, Belo Horizonte, Lagoa Santa, João Pinheiro and Montes Claros.

During the searches, two people were arrested for storing and selling videos and photographs containing child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The integrated action had as its starting point information provided by the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agency, of the United States Embassy in Brasília, based on investigations in Pretoria, South Africa, which identified the active participation of Brazilians in groups in the Viber application in a criminal manner.

The action takes place as a result of the first phase of the operation, which took place on October 10 of this year, when 47 search and seizure warrants and 22 arrests were carried out in the act, in 13 states.

In Brazil, the penalty for those who store this type of content varies from 1 to 4 years in prison; from 3 to 6 years old for those who share; 4 to 8 years in prison for those who produce content related to sexual exploitation crimes.

Source: CNN Brasil

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