RAWALPINDI: Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing has arrested a suspect in Rawalpindi on charges of being a child pornographer and possessing pornographic content.
The arrest came after a raid at the suspect’s residence in the Dhamial area. Five objectionable videos were found stored on a cell phone with additional content recovered from USB and memory card that was seized.
Reportedly, the suspect has confessed to the crime. He has been booked under Section 22 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016.
According to the law, if found guilty, the convict will be jailed for seven years and fined up to Rs1.2 million.
The suspect has been remanded into the FIA’s custody for four days. He confessed that he used to lure children into his house’s basement, then record videos and sell them to porn websites.
The suspect said that he used toys to attract children and would later blackmail them with their videos.
He further revealed that he was working with his friend and the two started working together in March 2018.
According to FIA official Mian Irfan, more people are involved in the heinous act and the agency is searching for them.
Irfan assured that the agency’s technical team was tracking the people to whom the videos were sent.