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Police have raided Yahoo!'s Tokyo office over the alleged sale of child porn videos through its Website.

Today's inspection at the top Internet portal was part of the Japanese authorities' hunt for evidence to help bring charges against a 38-year-old man arrested earlier this month.

Shinichi Hori, who runs a dance school on the southern island of Kyushu, allegedly sold the child pornography videos through the Yahoo! auction site, Reuters reported. He also used the service to advertise the merchandise online for three months from June, police said.

Hori told investigators he flogged the videos to around 300 buyers through the Yahoo! site. ®

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