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Porn videos hit Swiss tourist info terminal

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Porn videos hit Swiss tourist info terminal
Photo: Ville de Porrentruy
23:40 CEST+02:00
Visitors expecting to see tourist information on a computer terminal placed in the centre of Porrentruy's medieval town centre this week were surprised instead to see erotic scenes from an internet porn site.

A shocked passerby took a video of the images and contacted the 20 Minutes newspaper, which splashed the news to the embarrassment of officials in the canton of Jura municipality.

In place of information about the town’s historic buildings the terminal is seen showing images of a couple having sex.

“This is without doubt about a bad joke to create a buzz,” Gabriel Voirol, Porrentruy’s deputy mayor said, according to a report from the ATS news agency.

“After examining the affair we have come to the conclusion that there has not been a risk to sensitive data or malicious intent,” Voirol said.

Authorities of the town close to the French border have launched an investigation to find out how the terminal was tampered with and are promising measures to ensure such incidents will not recur.

The tourist information terminal, which normally provides after-hours information to visitors from 10pm to 6am was closed down after police were alerted to the porn images.

Meanwhile, the local prosecutor’s office is looking into the case and the council of the town of 7,000 is weighing whether to pursue a criminal complaint.
 

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