By MATT RADDATZ, Associated Press video game developer and publisher of Candy Crush Saga and others, the online game site Baby Games Online has received a new set of legal threats from the Justice Department, accusing the site of engaging in child exploitation.
The company, which is based in California, was sued last month by a former employee and the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that the site’s business model was predatory.
Baby Games Online is an online game website that lets users earn points by playing the game and by playing certain types of videos.
It allows users to earn points for playing videos of their friends and family, such as children or other non-traditional games.
The site’s parent company, GameSalad, said the Justice Bureau is accusing Baby Games of “child exploitation.”
A spokeswoman for the Justice Dept. didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.
In its complaint, the Justice Department said that the company’s online advertising is “tasteful and enticing to minors” and that it “appears to be engaging in a variety of deceptive and deceptive practices to encourage and incentivize participation in child pornography.”
The Justice Dept.’s complaint is one of two related to the site that the Justice and Treasury Departments filed on March 12 in federal court in Washington.
The Justice Department filed a separate complaint in California on March 7, claiming that the sites advertising practices were predatory and predatory-like.
The new filing came days after the Justice & Treasury Departments filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York accusing Baby Sites of “sexual exploitation of minors,” which is a felony offense.
The Attorney General’s Office is seeking to extradite the site, but the Justice department has not said whether it plans to seek an extradition.