214 investigated as child porn video surfaces on WhatsApp

Investigations have been launched into the activities of 214 people after a pornographic video featuring children was shared on the WhatsApp messaging platform in Germany.

There were 50 cases before the public prosecutor ’ s office in the western city of Trier, Senior Public Prosecutor, Thomas Albrecht, said on Monday .

The remaining cases were spread across other parts of Germany and would be investigated by the relevant local authorities, he said , without elaborating .

The video is believed to have been posted to the group by an adolescent girl.

“ This is not about a gang with child porn or a child pornography ring , ’’ Albrecht said .

“ The case is more about making young people sensitive to the fact that it is criminal if you share or own such images or videos, ” he added .

(dpa / NAN )

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