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'Facebook predator' nabbed after 12-yr-old tells teacher

Police find child pornography, recordings

24 January, 16:11
'Facebook predator' nabbed after 12-yr-old tells teacher (ANSA) - Catania, January 24 - Police in the northern province of Gorizia on Friday said they arrested an Internet predator with child pornography thanks to a 12-year-old who told her teacher. The 22-year-old allegedly propositioned the girl in the Sicilian city of Catania via Facebook, then threatened her into sending him naked photos of herself. The man in question had initially pretended to be younger than he actually was, striking up the acquaintance with the young girl also by helping her do some of her homework.

The suspect has been charged in the past for indecent exposure, sexual assault and sexual acts with minors. In addition to turning up child pornography, a search of his house uncovered recorded conversations in which he forced the victim to carry out sexual acts, police said.