(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
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.