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Police nab 22 men aged 19 to 52 for suspected online child sexual exploitation activities

SINGAPORE — The police have arrested 22 men, aged between 19 and 52, for their alleged involvement in online child sexual exploitation activities.

The police have arrested 22 men, aged between 19 and 52, in an islandwide operation targeting online child sexual exploitation activities.

The police have arrested 22 men, aged between 19 and 52, in an islandwide operation targeting online child sexual exploitation activities.

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SINGAPORE — The police have arrested 22 men, aged between 19 and 52, for their alleged involvement in online child sexual exploitation activities.

“They are suspected of being in possession of or gaining access to child abuse material, distributing child abuse material, distributing obscene material and possession of obscene material,” said the police in the statement on Saturday (Oct 30) night.

The police said another six men are also assisting them in investigations for obscene material and offences under the Films Act.

The arrests took place in a four-week operation involving raids by Criminal Investigation Department officers at multiple locations including Tampines Street, Hougang Street, Choa Chu Kang Grove, Dakota Crescent, Compassvale Walk, Pasir Ris Street, Bukit Batok East and Boon Lay Drive.

“Electronic devices including computers, handphones and hard disks were seized,” said the police.

The authorities warned that they will continue to take tough enforcement action against online child sexual exploitation activities, including possession and distribution of child abuse materials.

“Those found engaging in such activities will be dealt sternly in accordance with the law,” said the police.

Under the Penal Code, any person who has in their possession or has gained access to child abuse material, and knows or has reason to believe that the material is child abuse material, can be jailed up to five years, and shall also be liable to fine or caning.

Those who distribute, sell or offer child abuse material for sale, or has in their possession child abuse material for the purpose of such distribution, sale or offer for sale, can be jailed up to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine or to caning.

Under the Films Act, any person who has in his possession any obscene film shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.

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