Hyderabad: 23-year-old technician arrested for selling child pornography
A 23-year-old man employed by a software company in Hyderabad has been arrested by police for selling child pornography through social media platforms.
The accused, Vangala Madhukar Reddy, was identified by the Telangana Police Women’s Security Wing Cyber Patrol Team. He was arrested Thursday at his home in Nustulapur in Karimnagar district and his phone and laptop were seized.
A special team was formed to investigate the case after the Women’s Safety Wing received reports that someone was circulating child pornography videos on social media. In search of the accused, the team went to his hometown and registered a case at the LMD police station in Thimmapur in the Karimnagar district.
According to police, Reddy was addicted to porn. His phone and laptop contained several such videos downloaded from the Internet. “He had set up a payment gateway with a QR code with the help of a friend so that he could take money without revealing his identity. He created a group in Telegram and set the entrance fee at Rs 100 to access 1,000 videos, ”police said in a statement. He has been sharing the links using Telegram since June 2021, they added.