News anchor seeks help from PNP to stop spread of video scandal

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Friday, August 1, 2014

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is tracking the person who allegedly spread online a six-minute sex video featuring Paolo Badiones and an unidentified woman, police said Friday.

PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) investigation and intelligence section head Jay Guillermo said Bediones went to their office in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Thursday to ask for assistance to stop the spread of the video, which has gone viral online and to sack the person who uploaded it in the internet.

He said they are going to use the links of the uploaded videos to trace the person liable for it.

The ACG also advised the news anchor to take a legal step and formally file a complaint against the uploaders.

"We suggested that he file a complaint so we can formally start the investigation and make the uploaders liable under this special law," he said.

On Sunday afternoon, the video of Bediones having a private moment with a woman spread on the internet. It drew mixed reactions from the netizens.

Reports said the video was taken five years ago and was stored in Bediones' old personal laptop. Three months after the laptop was sent to a technician for repair, he started receiving a letter threatening him about the video. However, the news personality ignored the threat.

"He ignored it thinking that it will just die down, then the videos were uploaded and this happened," Guillermo said.

After visiting the ASG office, Bediones uploaded a photo on his Instagram account with one of the alleged letters he received.

"He said he will cooperate with us and extend all the information he can," the police official said. "He really wants those who uploaded this video punished. It was a private matter," he added.

Guillermo asked the news anchor's patience for the investigation might take long. (Sunnex)

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