A MAN aged 22 has been remanded in custody for the online grooming and sexual harassment of a child he met on a gaming platform.
The investigation began in June 2018 when a boy under the age of 13 denounced him to the authorities. The accused had allegedly managed to get his victim’s social media passwords and used these as leverage to demand sexual images of the child.
A joint operation by the Catalan Mossos d’Esquadra and the National Police led to the arrest of the man in Madrid. Police say he had gained almost ‘total control’ of the child until the situation became unsustainable and the boy told his parents.
The agents confiscated six hard drives, three mobile phones and a memory card containing a large number of files containing sexual content involving children.