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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:34 am

Man in Sweden paid to watch child sex abuse online

The Associated Press

A court in southern Sweden has convicted a man of ordering online sex shows involving very young Filipino girls and sentenced him to eight years in prison.

Judge Khennet Tallinger of the Hassleholm District Court said the 52-year-old man paid adult women and relatives of the six girls - aged between 5 and 8 - to carry out graphic and violent assaults on the children.

The judge says the man, who wasn't named publicly under Swedish privacy rules, paid for the shows in 2008-9 by bank transfer - usually $30-$40 a time - and watched live online.

The man denied the charges.

Tallinger says Philippine authorities cooperated during the investigation of the case.