Sexual abuse of children in UP; CBI arrest one in Chitakoot district

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New Delhi, November 17: Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested a person who was allegedly part of a gang involved into the sexual abuse of children in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda and Chitrakoot districts, besides surrounding areas.

Identifying the accused as Rambhawan of  Chitrakoot district, an official spokesperson said that a case was registered by CBI against accused and some other known persons for their allegedly involvement into the sexual abuse of children. Apart from physical abuse, the accused had also allegedly recorded their acts using their mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices.

It was further alleged that these photographs and video films containing child sexual abuse material were published/transmitted by the accused using the facility of internet. It was also alleged that the accused used Darkweb for sale, transmission and sharing of such CSAM content with other individuals.

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 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.