NEW DELHI: The CBI has arrested a junior engineer from the irrigation department of the state government for alleged sexual abuse of children in districts of Banda, Chitrakoot and sharing of the abusive content for last ten years.
In a release by the CBI, it said apart from physical abuse of the children, the accused would also allegedly record their acts using their mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices. He would then sell the photographs and video films containing such
abusive material using Darkweb.
Searches were conducted at the residence of accused which led to recovery of cash of Rs. Eight lakh (approx.), mobile phones, laptops, web-camera and other electronic storage devices including Pen Drives / Memory Cards and several sex toys. The accused allegedly used these electronic items and gadgets to lure children falling in the age group of 5-16 years, the CBI said.
The scrutiny of the emails of the accused has revealed that he was allegedly in constant touch with several individuals (both Indian and foreign nationals) for the purpose of sharing child sexual abuse material. The accused has allegedly created and shared huge quantity of child sexual abusive material, over the years, through the internet using various social media platforms and websites over darknet etc, it said.
The arrested was produced in front of the jurisdictional court on Tuesday.