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Uppsala man charged with child porn crimes

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15:21 CEST+02:00
A 26-year-old man from Uppsala is being charged with child pornography crimes after being accused of talking some 60 young girls into posing naked on the internet.

Police tracked the man down by tracing his IP address and then raided his house in the beginning of February. Officers then found a large number of pornographic images and films in his mobile phone and on his computer.

According to the police, the man has had extensive contact with several young girls, some as young as between 10 and 13 years of age, and all from different parts of Sweden.

Over a number of years, the man has contacted young girls over the internet and talked them into posing in front of web cams and send him the pictures.

He also allegedly sent pornographic films to several of them, “falsely stating it was him abusing his daughters in the videos”, according to a police statement.

The investigation against the man has taken officers over six months.

“The man has systematically and ruthlessly taken advantage of young girls and footage was seized where children are being subjected to especially ruthless treatment,” said prosecutor Thomas Bälter Nordenman in a statement.

The crimes were reportedly committed in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, between 2009 and 2012. The trial is set to begin in Uppsala on August 16th and is estimated to go on for 20 days.

The man denies all allegations against him.

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