OFFICERS of Spain’s National Police have arrested a photographer for sexually abusing seven girls he contacted through a social network.
The 24-year-old man from Madrid is being held in custody after the police raided his home and took away computers, hard disks and memory cards.
Allegedly he established a relationship of trust with his victims, all between 16 and 25-years-old, through a social network and proposed to give them a professional portfolio of photographs free-of-charge.
It is claimed he touched their intimate parts saying it was necessary to “better convey the reality and feeling of images.”
The investigation began last July when a young girl reported that a man, a professional photographer, contacted her through a well-known social network offering a free photo session at her home. Once in the house, and after proposing pictures with less clothing, sexually abused her.
After further investigations the officers located six more complaints.
The investigators have not ruled out that there are more victims who have not filed a complaint, either for fear of reprisals by the alleged perpetrator or because, when the events occurred, they were minors and agreed to carry out the photographic sessions without knowledge of their parents.