Jan 08,2008 00:00
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgarian prosecutors said they opened an inquiry into a video displayed on the Internet allegedly showing orphans engaged in sex and violence.
Andrey Chervenyakov, spokesman for the prosecution office in Burgas, on the Black Sea coast, told reporters Tuesday that prosecutors would try to determine who granted permission to filmmakers to shoot the video, being used as a trailer of a Bulgarian movie, the Bulgarian news agency SNA reported.
The video, apparently recorded in state-run social institutions for children protection in Burgas, shows rapes and drug abuse, SNA said.
Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikolov asked managers of the social institutions where video scenes were filmed to report on the case.
Alekso Petrov, who directed the movie called "Baklava," said Burgas authorities were expressing false concern and suggested people should go to movie theaters to see the film for themselves.
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