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Pornography ring smashed

THREE men from central Slovakia have been arrested in connection with using six boys in production of pornographic videos.

According to the head of Banská Bystrica's investigators, Marián Slobodník, the children had been lured into making the videos by payments of between Sk200 (€5) and Sk10,000 (€240).

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