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South Tangerang Police bust live-streaming porn group

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 28, 2018   /   07:30 pm
South Tangerang Police bust live-streaming porn group The South Tangerang Police’s Vipers team has arrested three people for allegedly charging customers to view pornographic acts live streamed using an online application. (Shutterstock/File)

The South Tangerang Police’s Vipers team has arrested three people for allegedly charging customers to view pornographic acts live streamed using an online application.

The three suspects, identified only as Hengki, 25, AR, 23, and M, 18, were arrested by investigators on Tuesday in a rented room in Serpong, South Tangerang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Ferdy Irawan said.

The police suspect the three people live streamed the porn through an app called Joy Live.

“The Vipers team arrested the three suspects as they transmitted the pornographic live video on the Joy Live app,” Ferdy said on Friday as reported by kompas.com.

He said M conducted the pornographic acts while couple Hengki and AR prepared the live stream and collected the money transferred by their customers.

They charged their clients Rp 200,000 (US$13.74) for one live stream. The suspects told investigators they had been engaged in the activity for the past month, Ferdy said. He added that the police were examining the case further to discover whether anyone else was involved.

The suspects could be charged under the 2007 law on the eradication of human trafficking and the 2016 Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, with maximum penalties of six years in prison.