A 52-year-old man was detained in Coimbra by the Judiciary Police, caught in the act of downloading child pornography.

A source from the PJ’s Center Directorate told the Lusa news agency that the suspect, a health and safety technician at work, and without a criminal record, was detained on Wednesday 19th April  and subject to a term of Identity and Residence on the same day by the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DIAP) of Coimbra.

The same source added that the investigation was based on a complaint from an international non-governmental organization that prosecutes users of child pornography.

In the context of the investigation, the PJ detected in the computer systems used by the suspect, several files with pornographic content involving minors, that were obtained through downloads from the Internet.

In the course of the operation, a computer, a tablet and a hard disk were used for this purpose.