Public tip helps authorities arrest man seen in child porn video

Public tip helps authorities arrest man seen in child porn video

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED May 14, 2013 - UPDATED: May 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (KGUN9-TV) - Authorities rescued a child victim and arrested a man Wednesday who was seen in a video depicting the sexual abuse of a minor.

Officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tell KGUN9 that the unidentified man is wanted for producing child pornography.

A tip was called in to the ICE tip line, and the man was arrested a little more than 24 hours after the initial appeal for help.

Additional details about his arrest and identity are being withheld pending his initial appearance in federal court.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Homeland Security Investigations, four videos of child pornography with date stamps of April 14 and 27 were found by Danish Police on May 3.

They referred the case to U.S. law enforcement for further investigation.

The child victim in the video is between 7 and 9-years-old. Authorities say the victim was rescued.

An arrest warrant was signed for the unidentified man in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports for the evening newscasts.