Webmaster nabbed for Facebook porn group

Webmaster nabbed for Facebook porn group

Kornchai: 'CCIB raided home'
Kornchai: 'CCIB raided home'

The police have arrested the administrator of a Facebook page which gave members access to pornographic videos and pictures of women obtained without their permission to attract payment from subscribers.

The commissioner of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB), Pol Lt Gen Kornchai Klaiklung, told a press conference on Monday that a team of CCIB officers raided an apartment on Rama IV Road in Pathumwan district on Sunday, and arrested a man named "Chatipon", a 27-year-old office worker, who is alleged to have run the operation.

The officers seized his desktop computer, one smartphone, and one bank account as evidence.

Pol Lt Gen Kornchai revealed that one victim had lodged a complaint with police that someone had posted links to private photos and videos of her on the page.

The officers found many other nude pictures and video clips linked to the page for subscribers alongside advertisements for illegal gambling websites.

Mr Chatipon confessed that he had opened the page to gain subscribers wanting to access nude photos and video clips of his many female victims.

The suspect told police that he had been a member of a similar site where he had become an administrator, and that had inspired him to set up his own page.

He also admitted to running seven other pages with over 200,000 subscribers between them and he had also been receiving a further 50,000-baht commission a month from the gambling site.

The page linked to over 50,000 pictures and video clips of what police believe were over 1,000 female victims.

Police have charged him with creating and circulating obscene content and advertising online gambling.

The victims are now lodging a lawsuit against him.

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