An Indian psychiatrist was arrested in November in the UK for facilitating child sexual abuse through a website on the dark web. The agency investigating the case found thousands of indecent images of child sexual abuse on his laptop and memory card.
An Indian psychiatrist who was working in London has been sentenced to six years in prison for sharing images of child sexual abuse on a website on the dark web.
The doctor identified as Kabir Garg (33) pleaded guilty to taking part in the exploitation of children in a court in London, reported the BBC.
He was one of the moderators on a site called ‘The Annex’, which had around 90,000 members worldwide and saw hundreds of links to child abuse material shared every day, as per the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency.
Garg worked as a psychiatrist for the National Health Service Trust before he was arrested in November last year, as per the BBC report.
Officials also found medical journals and articles related to the psychological impact of sexual abuse on a child.
He was accused of facilitating the exploitation of children, distributing indecent images of children, making indecent images of children and possession of a prohibited image of children.
At a court hearing in January, Garg pleaded guilty to all the charges against him.
Talking about the incident, the NHS Trust where Garg worked said that his conviction brought a sense of justice and closure to all those impacted by his deplorable actions, reported the BBC.
In a similar incident, last week, a former deputy head teacher of a London primary school pleaded guilty to paying and instructing teenagers in India to abuse younger children.
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said that it had arrested Matthew Smith, 34, from East Dulwich in south London in November last year. According to the NCA, Smith was online at the time of his arrest, speaking to a teenage boy living in India and asking him to send sexual images of a younger child, in return for money.