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I thought I had heard it all, but now there is kiddie porn being sold on the street as a hot commodity. Dom Phillips reports on this latest outrage. An excerpt:
In the small Brazilian city of Arapiraca, tucked away in the poor, conservative northeast corner of the country, a hidden-camera video showing an octogenarian priest having sex with a young altar boy is being hawked on the street. For $5 to $10, vendors here will sell you the video, downloading it directly into your cellphone via Bluetooth. The price depends on the quality and length of the footage. According to one street vendor, the most popular download is the “complete” version. Buyers, he says, are “almost everybody—not just the curious.”
Sadly, the tape was created by another altar boy who was trying to obtain evidence of the abuse he and others were suffering. Said the boy, “Because there has to be a good end to this story. I was already his victim. And it brought a lot of fear to do something… I wanted proof.” Complicating matters are allegations that the boys were using the tape to extort money from the priests involved.