Man arrested for sharing child porn online
LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore on Sunday arrested a man for allegedly sharing child pornographic content online with others abroad.
An FIA cyber crime team raided the residence of Taimur Maqsood in Satellite Town, Jhang and arrested him on charges of exchanging children`s pornographic content online.
`On receipt of a complaint from National Child Exploitation Centre, Interpol in Ottawa, Canada regarding involvement of a Pakistani in sharing child pornography online with people in the US, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, FIA Lahore on Sunday arrested Taimur Maqsood from Jhang. The suspect is an electrical engineer by profession,` FIA cyber crime Deputy Director Khalid Anis told Dawn.
He said Interpol Canada had arrested a man involved in this heinous crime with links to Maqsood, who confessed to his crime.
`We have recovered mobile phones, a computer, modem and laptops from his possession and a case has been registered against him under Section 22 of the new cybercrime law (Prevention of Electronic Crime Act), Mr Anis said, adding Maqsood would be presented before a magistrate on Monday (today) for physical remand.
He said the FIA had launched an investigation to determine if more members were involved in this pornography ring.
In FIA custody, Maqsood said he joined online child pornography groups and shared content with others. He claimed he had been doing this for two years as he had become addicted to it.
Last year in January, the FIA Lahore had arrested SaadatAminfromSargodha for allegedly selling child pornographic content online.
Amin, whose case is pending in court, was accused of luring 25 children into the heinous act on the pretext of imparting them computer education.
The FIA had discovered $30,000 Amin had received from a member of a child pornography network abroad as payment for the videos and images he had produced.