CBI arrests an accused in an on-going investigation of a case related to sexual abuse of children
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an accused in an on-going investigation of a case registered on the allegations of sexual abuse of children. On completion of Police Custody, he was produced today before the POCSO Court at Goa and was remanded to Judicial Custody.
CBI has registered a case on 22.06.2020 against an accused, resident of Goa and other unknown persons. It was alleged that the accused was involved in sexual abuse of children in & nearby areas in the State of Goa & Maharashtra and also recorded these acts by using his mobile phones, digital camera & other electronic devices etc. It was further alleged that these photographs & video films containing child sexual abuse material were published/transmitted by the accused person(s) using the facility of internet and the accused used Darkweb for sale, transmission & sharing / trading of such child sexual abusive material (CSAM) content with other individuals. It was also alleged that the accused was using electronic mail facility for connecting with other pedophiles outside the country; the internet to access cloud based storage services for storing the illegal CSAM content; accessing free photo-sharing websites based in other countries and using other social networking websites & platforms i.e. Instagram / Whatsapp etc. for connecting to individuals abroad for trading & sharing child sexual abuse material in huge quantity.
During searches, a mobile phone, hard drive, pen drive and laptop allegedly used by the accused to access CSAM were recovered.
Investigation is in progress.