Israeli arrested for child porn, sexual abuse

Israeli arrested for child porn, sexual abuse

A Department of Special Investigation official examines the contents of a laptop found in a room of an apartment in Khlong San area, Bangkok. The Israeli tenant was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and child sex ause. (Photo supplied)
A Department of Special Investigation official examines the contents of a laptop found in a room of an apartment in Khlong San area, Bangkok. The Israeli tenant was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and child sex ause. (Photo supplied)

An Israeli man has been arrested and charged with illegal possession of child pornographic material for sexual gratification, and child sexual abuse, Department of SpeciaI nvestigation director-general Pol Lt Col Korawat Panprapakorn said on Tuesday.

Pol Lt Col Korawat said the arrest of Tzvi Herscu, 44, followed a request by the Israeli embassy for an investigation. The embassy accused him of child sex abuse.

On Monday, DSI human trafficking cases officials executed a warrant issued by the Thonburi Criminal Court and searched Room 558, rented by Mr Herscu, on the 35th floor of the Urbano Absolute Sathon-Taksin apartment complex in Khlong Ton Sai area of Khlong San district.

They were accompanied by Israeli embassy officials, immigration police and representatives of Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and LIFT International, non-profit organisations active against human trafficking.

A search of data stored in his computer, using a write blocker, found video clips of child sexual intercourse.

Mr Herscu was charged with illegally having in his possession child pornographic material for purposes of sexual gratification of himself or other people, and child sexual abuse.

Mr Herscu was handed over to the Samray police station for legal proceedings.

If sufficient evidence and witnesses of human trafficking or transnational crime were confirmed, the DSI would accept it as a special case for further investigation, Pol Lt Col Korawat said.

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