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Cybercrime charges for man who collected child pornography and posted it in telegram group

Joshua Rambarran, 28, is expected to be slapped with cybercrime charges soon after he groomed and convinced two children under the age of 14 to send explicit pictures and videos to a Snapchat account and then posted them to a telegram group.

In a statement, the Police said that an investigation was launched following reports of offences of child luring and child pornography on March 27, 2024, and April 6, 2024.

The suspect was detained, questioned, and statements taken. A file was prepared and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

The DPP recommended that Rambarran be charged with five counts of distributing Child Pornography through a Computer System in contravention of Section 14(1)(b) contrary to Section 14 (4) (a) of the Cybercrime Act No. 16 of 2018.

It was further recommended that he be charged with publishing Electronic Data that is obscene with intent to humiliate another person in contravention of Section 19(2)(a) contrary to Section 19 (5)(a) of the Cybercrime Act No. 16 of 2018 and child luring.

Lastly, he is expected to be charged with using a computer system to coerce, harass, intimidate, and humiliate a person, in contravention of section 19(1)(a) of the Cybercrime Act 2018, contrary to Section 19(5)(a) of the Cybercrime Act 2018.


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