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Denmark: Viral video sparks wave of child pornography prosecutions

A video that went viral in Denmark three years ago is now the basis for a wave of prosecutions. More than 1,000 young people, many of them teenagers at the time, are now charged with the distribution of child pornography. Sidsel Overgaard reports from Billund, Denmark.

SIDSEL OVERGAARD, BYLINE: The video shows two 15-year-olds engaged in sexual activity at a party in 2015. The two boys who filmed it were prosecuted several years ago, but now, 1,004 young people who shared it on Facebook Messenger face charges that could haunt them for years. One of the defendants is Mira Bech, now 19 years old. She told Denmark’s TV2 that it seemed everyone was sharing the video at the time.

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