Thursday, 27 April 2017

Man admits to using children for online porn business

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LAHORE: A man nabbed for selling child pornography online revealed that he had tempted around 25 children into the heinous act in guise of providing them computer education. Following information received from Norwegian Embassy through letter, the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber crime department apprehended Saadat Amin, 45, from Sargodha on Tuesday and took his computer and laptop in custody. On Wednesday, the agency presented it before an magistrate who sent the accused on five-day physical remand. FIA cyber crime head Deputy Director Shahid Hasan as saying the scam is “first of its kind” unearthed by the agency in the country. During interrogation Amin confessed to selling child pornographic content through Internet for the last few years. The suspect added that  he paid between Rs3,000 and Rs5,000 to the parents of the victims, saying that their children would learn computer hardware and software (skills) at his rented workshop in Sargodha, Assistant Director Asif Iqbal. The FIA started investigation into the case after receiving information from the Norwegian Embassy that the country’s police had arrested a suspect involved in child pornographic content and that Saadat Amin was one of his accomplices in Pakistan. Following the information, the FIA conducted a raid and arrested the Pakistani suspect. During the raid, the officials recovered some 65,000 child pornography video clips from the suspect’s possession hacked from foreign websites. “The suspect is a good hacker and also had links with some policemen in Sargodha who often engaged him for preparation of criminals’ record,” the investigator said, adding the FIA would also trace the victims and their parents to gather evidence against the suspect.

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