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Kerala man arrested for running child porn group on Telegram app

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A 24-year-old man from Kerala was arrested for allegedly running a child pornography group on Telegram messaging app where videos and pictures of minor children engaged in sexual acts with adults were posted by him and other members of the 5,000-strong group.

Disturbing content, such as a four-year-old girl being raped by two men, nude photographs of an eight-year-old girl clicked and posted along with a message that “the child didn’t understand anything but enjoyed the moments and pleasure” by her father, was posted on the Telegram group ‘Poombatta’.

The group, which as per reports, was dedicated to pornography especially child porn, was closed November 28 after certain details were leaked online.

The accused, identified as Sharaf Ali (24)—an aspiring accountant from Kozhikode—was arrested on Thursday from Kerala’s Malappuram for allegedly running the chat group as well as ‘Naadan Thoond’, an online porn channel. Six others have been identified and will be arrested soon, the NDTV reported.

“According to the Malappuram police, besides the channel, Ali had four groups on Telegram with almost 5,000 followers, where followers would be included only with permission from the admin, but could contribute videos. Whereas only the admin could upload videos on Naadan Thoond, which translates as ‘desi porn’,” said the report.

“Pinning down all 5,000 users is difficult as the Telegram chat site is fully encrypted. But we have arrested one, identified six others. We could arrest the one person because of his activities even beyond the traditional chat platform,” police said.

The report said it accessed the videos and conversations that were exchanged on the Malayalis-only group ‘Poombatta’, which the police suspect to be at least two years old.

“They debated the target age of the children on the group. One of the members suggested that videos of children between one and three years of age should be featured because they do not remember things. But the admin was particular that children only between the age of 4 and 15 should be featured,” said Jaljith Thottolil, a medical transcriptionist, who filed a complaint last month.

He along with his friend Binu Phalgunan joined the group after gaining the admin’s trust. They collected evidence, provided details to the police and got the main accused arrested.

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