Groups call on courts to take action on child porn

FREED: Suspected scammers who threaten minors with releasing their naked images might delete the images or continue their threats if released on bail, a group said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 14, 2018
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lee Li-fen (李麗芬) and welfare groups

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lee Li-fen, second left, and civic group representatives in Taipei yesterday call for people charged with child pornography offenses to be held in custody pending trial.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

yesterday urged courts to be strict when prosecuting child and adolescent pornography cases, and hold suspected offenders in custody to prevent further harm.

A Changhua County judge last month held a prosecutor in contempt of court and ordered her arrest after she was ruled to have made inappropriate comments in court after the judge rejected her request for a suspected sex offender, who allegedly had naked images of at least 52 teenage girls obtained through online scams, to be detained to prevent further danger to the public.

The suspect was released on NT$30,000 bail.

The case has attracted public attention and the groups yesterday cited the case and other similar cases of child and adolescent pornography scams to urge judges not to underestimate the harm such actions cause their victims.    [FULL  STORY]

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