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Philippine police say Facebook use spurring sex crimes

Facebook and other social networking tools are being used by sex assailants in the Philippines to lure their victims, contributing to a rise in such crimes, national police said on Friday.
Police are investigating cases in which suspects used Facebook or text messages sent from mobile phones to lure people, especially minors, into sex, said national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Agrimero Cruz.
“They have networking, they have ‘clans’, they invite youths to join. Then they initiate them and included in this are sexual activities,” Cruz told AFP.
He said police had arrested several people for such alleged crimes but had not yet compiled figures on how many were lured using Internet tools or mobile phone.
“We are investigating this because our laws are not yet clear on this. We just treat it as rape.”
He warned that many more rapes may go unreported because victims may not always go to the police.

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