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CBI Arrests Junior UP Engineer for Sexual Abuse of 50 Minors, Selling Child Porn on Dark Web

File photo of CBI headquarters in New Delhi. (PTI)

File photo of CBI headquarters in New Delhi. (PTI)

During searches, the CBI team recovered cash around Rs 8 lakh, mobile phones, laptops, web camera and other electronic devices including pen drives, memory cards and several sex toys.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested a junior engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department for sexually abusing children for the last 10 years and selling videos of the acts on the dark net.

Officials said the accused, identified as Ram Bhawan, was arrested from Banda and has victimised over 50 children in the age group of 5-16 in Banda, Chitrakoot and other districts.

“Apart from the physical abuse of children, the accused was also allegedly recording the acts using mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices,” said CBI spokesperson RK Gaur.

During searches, the CBI team recovered cash to the tune of Rs 8 lakh, mobile phones, laptops, web cameras and other electronic devices including pen drives, memory cards and several sex toys.

Bhawan's email revealed that over the years he has been in contact with and has been sharing Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) with users across the globe using dark net and various social media platforms and websites. The investigation also revealed that he used to lure children with electronic gadgets.

first published:November 17, 2020, 18:23 IST
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