Cyprus Mail

Eight-day remand in child pornography case (Updated)

A 42-year-old man was remanded for eight days on Monday in connection with a case of child sexual exploitation and possessing child pornography.

The man was arrested on Sunday in Nicosia after the father of a 13-year-old boy reported an unknown person had asked the child to send naked photos and videos.

The boy had been chatting in recent months through social media with a man who introduced himself as a photographer, the boy’s father told police.

The suspect had asked the boy to send him naked photos and videos.

According to the complaint filed with police, the suspect had done the same thing with a 14-year-old boy.

On Sunday, the suspect was arrested and his phone seized. During a subsequent search of his home, police confiscated a computer, an external hard drive, USB and three memory cards.

Police spokesman Christos Andreou told the media more children were sending naked pictures and videos to strangers over the past few years and parents should check what their underage children are doing online.

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