Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The prosecutor’s office will have four months to analyze photos and videos of child sexual abuse found in Bariloche

Jorge Alejandro Lulich returned to the courts to watch a hearing that required four months for prosecutor Martin Goveto to analyze photos and videos found on his equipment. The man was arrested in November last year as part of a nationwide mega-operation aimed at identifying those possessing and distributing child sexual abuse images.

The defendant entered the room with official guard Nelson Vigueras. He did this in a swift motion, unbuttoning his jacket, and quickly took his place. In that place, the judge of Guaranty, Sergio Picheto, and the prosecutor, Martin Goveto, were waiting for him.

In turn, it was Goveto who announced that it would request a preliminary investigation period of four months for incidents that occurred between August 2018 and May 2022 at an address at 500 Amanke Street in the Melipal neighborhood. He said that in that time, and through peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms, and through a user with an alphanumeric code, he downloaded at least 860 images and videos of what prosecutors described as “child abuse” of children and teenagers. presence in” confirmed. sexual abuse situation.

During the indictment, the prosecutor also described the methodology Lulich used to obtain that material. He explained that he started with one file in mid-2018, then another one the next month, then it was 13 and months later he downloaded over 50 files. During 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, it continued with massive downloads.

According to the story, Lulich also stored over 300 images and videos on his personal devices that were found in the searches leading up to his arrest. The rest of the content was made available to third parties through the Emule platform, which allowed it to be automatically shared with other users.

Goveto explained that in the images it was possible to observe “explicit sexual activities” with representations of the intimate organs of minors. He said many of them were under 13, but he would try to determine the ages of other victims in the coming months.

As such, Lulich is being charged for the possession and distribution of that material, but we’ll have to wait and see what determines the rest of the investigation, which wraps up on September 25th.

Respondent did not oppose the request for an investigation period or for preventive measures to remain in force. is that, despite being free, Lulich must permanently report his address and attend every court hearing he is requested to do. Otherwise, they will be declared absent and an arrest warrant will be issued.

How did this matter come about?

The cases began with an analysis by the Center for Judicial Information (CIJ) of data emanating from the ICACCOPS platform (Internet Crimes Against Children On-Line Protection System), which informed the Special Prosecutor’s Unit for Crime and Computer Violations (UFEDyCI). on users in Argentina who may have distributed illegal content. The system, which makes it possible to see live the traffic movements of this content, was used for the specific purpose of identifying IP addresses associated with alleged child sexual abuse material in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

Once the users who made large amounts of child sexual abuse files available on the network were discovered, and the IP addresses geolocated, companies providing internet and telephone services were asked for information relating to the users’ data. , Subsequently, in these geo-located addresses, work was done to verify the connection holders, a task carried out by the Crimes Against Children, Children and Adolescents Department of the city police.

The operation was made possible by an agreement between the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College in the United States, which enabled access to the ICACCOPS investigative system, which is used to identify child combatants. There was a stage to be made. Collaborating with other organizations in the protection and rescue of child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse and menace.

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