Hyderabad: 23-year-old arrested for circulating child porn

Hyderabad: A 23-year-old man was arrested in Karimnagar district for allegedly circulating child porn on social media and making money out of it, police said.

The accused, Vangala Madhukar Reddy is a native of Nustullpur, Thimmapur, in Karimnagar district and works at a private company in Madapur, Hyderabad. He was arrested after the Women Safety Wing, Hyderabad had received information that a person was circulating child pornography videos on social media networks and making money.

The Women Safety Wing then investigated the matter and got a case registered under section 292 IPC (Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc,), section 15 of POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) act 2012 and 66-E (Punishment for violation of privacy), 67, 67-A (Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form), at LMD police station in Karimnagar.

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On Wednesday, the police with technical help from the Women Safety Wing traced the accused and arrested him at his house.

According to police, the accused is a porn addict and used to download porn videos and store them in his phone. To make money by selling these videos, he had got a payment gateway QR code with the help of his friend belonging to a third person to accept money without disclosing his identity, police said.

Police further stated that the accused had fixed a price for people to join the Telegram group at a price of Rs. 100 for 300+ videos. He had circulated the links on June 19, 2021, police added.

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