Brazil Opens Website for Complaints Against Kid Porn and Pedophilia

The Hotline Brazil website, where people can denounce instances of child pornography and pedophilia, in Brazil, has received over 350 complaints since it began functioning two weeks ago.

The site was developed by the Yves de Roussan Center for the Defense of Children and Adolescents (Cedeca) from Bahia state, with support from the Canada Fund. The project is part of the Action Plan to Confront Pedophilia and Child Pornography on the Brazilian Internet.


The coordinator of the Hotline Brazil website, Thiago Tavares Nunes de Oliveira, said on Friday (17) that the organizers of the Hotline were surprised at the number of complaints.


“We expected the number of complaints to increase after the inauguration of the program, but we didn’t imagine that the increase would be so great,” he affirms. According to Oliveira, the volume has risen 400% since the program was launched.


The coordinator explains that the complaints that are received are screened. A technical team separates adult pornography from child pornography. The complaints involving child pornography are subsequently tracked down.


These represent crimes defined in the Statute of Children and Adolescents, which, in its Article 241, prescribes a 2-6 year prison sentence for this type of offense. After the source is determined, a report is delivered to the Human Rights Division of the Federal Police.


According to Oliveira, results of the complaints and an analysis on how they have been handled should be released four times a year in the Hotline BR site at www.denuncie.org.br.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

US$ Vows to Cut Farm Subsidies to US$ 15 Billion to Appease Brazil and Co.

The United States says it is ready to cut its trade-distorting farm subsidies to ...

Brazilian Refrigeration Industry Warms Up to Foreign Market

The Brazilian refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heating industry wants to expand its exports. ...

US Treasury Secretary Has Only Praise for Brazil

The United States Secretary of the Treasury, John Snow, affirmed Monday, August 1st, that ...

Children as Young as 5 Work in Brazil’s Talc Mines

Child labor continues to pervade supply chains throughout the Brazilian economy. This observation was ...

Suspect of Ordering US Missionary Murder Elected Deputy Mayor in Brazil

Three years and eight months after missionary Dorothy Stang was murdered, one of her ...

World’s Top AIDS Experts in Brazil for Conference on HIV

The four-day 3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, where more than 5,000 ...

Brazil Urges EU to Open Its Market to Agricultural Goods

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has sent a letter to the leaders ...

Brazil Uses Stem Cells to Treat Chagas’ Patients

In Brazil, stem cells are being used to treat Chagas’ disease in its chronic ...

Old Tales and Wild

Juvenal was a stutterer. When narrating the games he would finish describing the moves ...