An absolutely disgusting story coming out of New York where a professional bodybuilder in Queens attempted to prey upon at least three women in an effort to get them to manipulate children into performing for child pornography.
Thankfully, Police say that 26-year-old Keith Liwanag was taken into custody at his apartment in Rego Park and charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography.
According to the criminal complaint against him, Liwanag used a secretive Facebook account back in both September and October of 2016 to direct the women to engage in sexual acts with children in exchange for money before and then produce and send child pornography over Facebook's private messaging service.
“As alleged, the defendant victimized vulnerable children abroad by soliciting photographs and videos of their sexual abuse in exchange for money,” acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde said.
Rhode went on to say, “The safety and protection of children is a priority for this office and our law enforcement partners, and we will pursue those who would endanger children to the fullest extent of the law.”
Authorities said that Liwanag sent several messages to a woman on September 8th of 2016, asking her to sexually abuse a 6-year-old boy as part of what he described as a “show” in exchange for money.
Then, on September 11th of 2016, he also sent and received messages from another woman about a “show” with the woman's son, offering her money to perform a sex act on him on camera.
“This individual is alleged to have convinced women overseas to commit sexual acts with children in return for payment,” ICE/Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Angel Melendez said.
Melendez continued, “His version of a 'show,' among other criminal acts against children, allegedly included enticing a mother to sexually abuse her own son for his pleasure. We will be relentless in our pursuit of child predators to ensure they face justice for their unfathomable acts.”
It is further alleged that on October 12th of 2016, Liwanag sent a message to a third woman, soliciting photographs of the sexual abuse of her child.
In response to the message, on October 27th of 2016, investigators say the woman sent Liwanag two images depicting child abuse.
Authorities say the evidence obtained during the course of the investigation includes 10 recorded video conferences between Liwanag and women engaged in the sexual abuse of children.
Fortunately, this demented pedophile has been taken off the streets.
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