The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a person allegedly involved in child pornography from Lahore’s Badami Bagh area after a raid.
The FIA raid was a consequence of a video clip of the accused person with a child that had gone viral on the social media.
After the circulation of the video clip, the agency’s cyber crime wing sprang into action and arrested the accused from Lahore.
According to FIA cyber crime wing Deputy Director, Chaudhry Sarfraz, the agency’s team has retrieved video clips of 27 minor girls from the mobile phone of the suspect. He added that in the retrieved clip, the accused can be seen forcing the children into sexual acts.
The FIA has booked the suspected person under Prevention of Electronic Crime Act by registering an FIR. His mobile phone has been sent to a lab for forensic examination.
The agency said that the accused is not a part of any pornography ring, however, he used to film his victims for his ‘own consumption,’ being a pervert.
Sarfraz said that the agency traced the suspected after three months of hectic efforts. The suspect has confessed to committing the crime.
The cybercrime law envisages imprisonment for a term of up to seven years or with a fine of up to Rs. 5 million or both for a child pornographer.
FIA Punjab, in 2017-18, tracked down four men in different areas of the province allegedly involved in child pornography.