Lucknow: Three email IDs were used by the accused paedophile Ram Bhawan, 40, a junior engineer with the irrigation department, to circulate sexually explicit videos and photographs of children, said sources in CBI. The accused’s emails and three mobile phones are under scanner. The suspended engineer, who is in judicial custody till November 30, was arrested on November 17 for sexually exploiting 50 children and peddling videos and photographs on the dark web.
An officer privy to the probe said, three email IDs used by the suspended JE and three mobile numbers are being scanned to track down more information about transfer of illicit content on darknet. Investigators are zeroing in on details of foreign partners after scrutinising his emails.
The probe also revealed that he was in touch with several individuals in India and abroad for sharing child sexual abuse material. Sources in the agency said, efforts are on to trace more child abuse victims.
On November 10, a POCSO court in Banda deferred the hearing on CBI’s plea for custody of the accused till November 24. The accused JE would lure underprivileged children to his rented house with video games and electronic gadgets and then exploited them.
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