Bulgarian Juror Charged with Child Pornography

Crime | October 23, 2010, Saturday // 10:35|  views

The arrest of a Bulgarian juror over distribution of child pornography will complicate a high-profile criminal case. File photo

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has pressed official charges against Petar Georgiev, detained Friday during a special police operation codenamed "Pedophiles."

Georgiev is charged for distributing materials with pornography content involving minors. He is held in jail for 72 hours before facing a judge.

Georgiev's case is even more important because he is a juror in the long-running trial against Bulgaria's alleged top crime boss Zlatomir Ivanov aka Baretata (The Barret). His arrest, most likely, will turn into grounds to start Baretata's case all over again.

5 individuals were arrested Friday in Sofia in a joint operation between the German and the Bulgarian units against organized crime aiming at preventing the online distribution of child pornography.

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Tags: Zlatomir Ivanov, Baretata, child pornography, Pedophiles, Petar Georgiev


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