PF arrests man for sexual exploitation of children

The PF also identified conversations in which the investigated offers a child on a social network for sexual exploitation.

Crimes of storing and sharing pornographic content involving children and adolescents are the focus of Operation Bad Way, by the Federal Police (PF), this Monday (19), in Macapá. “The police action started from the tracking promoted by international organizations that aim to denounce crimes of child sexual abuse on the world wide web, as well as by the Service for Repression of Crimes of Hate and Child Pornography (Sercopi) of the Federal Police, in Brasília, which forwarded the case to the Federal Police Superintendence in Amapá, which in turn started the investigation,” the PF said in a statement.

The investigations revealed that a man, whose identity was not revealed, would have stored, in electronic equipment, more than 150 images and videos of content related to sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. “The man made the images available through the social networks Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It was found that he came into contact with foreigners and exchanged images and videos of children and adolescents in sex scenes,” the PF reported.

The PF also identified conversations in which the investigated offers a child on a social network for sexual exploitation. The Federal Police investigates whether the minor is a relative of the criminal. In today’s action, the police officers carried out a search and seizure warrant at the investigated’s residence, in the capital of Amapá, issued by the judgment of the 4th Federal Court of the State of Amapá, which also determined the investigated to take precautionary measures other than the arrest.

In addition to curbing the sharing of pornographic images, the action aims to verify if there were also crimes of production of material involving children and adolescents, in addition to rape of vulnerable people. In case of conviction, the penalty can reach 23 years of imprisonment and a fine.

During the execution of the warrant, the police found several files with child pornographic content on the investigated cell phone. The man was arrested in the act for storing images containing sex scenes with children. He was taken to the PF headquarters.

With information from Agência Brasil


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