Chennai: A 27-year-old man, from Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, was on Sunday arrested by cyber crime sleuths from Tamil Nadu police for creating pages on Facebook filled with child porn images.
The man has been identified as Yadava Manikanta, a diploma holder. He was running a grocery shop in the temple town. He is originally from Tamil Nadu.
“He was the administrator of these Facebook pages. He was running three such obscene Facebook community pages for the past three months. Only one community page continued to exist because other pages faced technical failures,” a cyber crime official said.
This is the first arrest made by Tamil Nadu police after it was revealed last week that several child porn pages in regional languages exist on Facebook.
The cyber sleuths are now trying to zero in on other members of the community pages who had also posted vulgar comments under images showing abuse of children.
Police officials also seized mobile phones and laptops that belonged to the accused. Following reports of such pages being found, authorities in Tamil Nadu had registered cases under provisions of the Information Technology Act and as well as POSCO (Protection of children from Sexual Offence) Act.
Technical help from Facebook too was provided to help cops shut down the offensive pages. The vile pages had created massive uproar in Tamil Nadu.
The page administrator had posted several images of young girls being abused. Some images were sourced from the Web while others appeared to have been shot by the administrator himself. The investigation continues.