Producer of child pornography captured in Peru

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Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 29 at 7:07 PM

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Police in Peru and Spain say they have captured a major producer of child pornography who allegedly posed as a minor on the Internet to "groom" children then blackmail them into sending him pornographic images.

Jose Martin of the child protection division of Spain's Technological Investigation Brigade told a news conference in Peru's capital Friday that authorities found photographs and videos of 500 minors on a computer in the 29-year-old suspect's home in a working class Lima neighborhood. The children came from countries including Spain, the Ukraine, Peru, Argentina and Chile.

Martin called Arturo Dodero Tello "one of the biggest producers of 'video grooming' in the Spanish-speaking world."

He said Dodero was arrested on Thursday in a joint operation with Peruvian police.

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