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Fresh remand for man accused of producing child porn (Updated)

A 42-year-old Limassol man arrested on the suspicion of creating child porn material using 11 children, aged between 12 and 15, was remanded on Wednesday for another eight days.

The man, an accountant, was arrested last week after a tip off and was initially remanded for eight days.

The court hearing for the remand extension took place behind closed doors but reports said that police had found material showing that the man had filmed more boys than the six they initially thought to be his victims.

State broadcaster CyBC reported that police saw 11 children in the videos, most of them between 13 and 15 while some of them are under 13. The victims are both Cypriots and foreign nationals.

Police however would not confirm the reports.

According to CyBC three of the boys have already given testimonies.

The video footage also showed two siblings, a boy and a girl with the girl seen reacting to what he was asking them to do.

The 42-year-old reportedly touched indecently one of the children.

He was reportedly grooming the children by offering them free private lessons in his house.

He was also arrested last September after being reported by a 15-year-old boy of  sexually abusing him during private classes by forcing him to do indecent acts and making him watch porn videos.

Deputy head of the police electronic crime unit, Giorgos Karkas, said the suspect continues to refuse to answer investigators’ questions.

He said this was the first case concerning the production of child porn material recorded in Cyprus.

Karkas said police had located some of the six boys seen in the videos posing naked. The boys do not participate in any sexual acts in the videos, he said.

 

 

 

 

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