PD: Man charged with creating child porn at Phoenix home

PD: Man charged with creating child porn at Phoenix home

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An Albuquerque real estate agent has been charged with more than a dozen counts of sexual exploitation of a minor here in Arizona.

Arizona’s Family has obtained the direct complaint the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed against Pascal Pierre Nemmar in Superior Court on Dec. 5, 2018.

According to the document, Nemmar, 50, “knowingly did distribute, transport, exhibit, receive, sell, purchase, electronically transmit, possess, or exchange any visual depiction in which a minor under fifteen years of age is engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct …”

There are 14 counts listed in the Superior Court paperwork, all of which allegedly took place between Aug. 16 and Dec. 5.

Investigators believe Nemmar not only possessed child pornography, but he also created it – and he allegedly did it Phoenix.

The investigation began in October when Yahoo Inc. reported “that images of child pornography had been uploaded into the account of … Pascal Nemmar,” according to the Phoenix Police Department’s probable cause for arrest statement. Yahoo Inc. also reported the images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

When NCMEC looking into the images, it found EXIF data, which is information about a photo embedded in the digital file. That data included not only technical information about two of the photos and the camera that snapped them but also GPS location information showing where the pictures were taken.

The Phoenix Police Department cross-referenced that location information with its files and found an open case “involving the sexual abuse of a two-year-old female victim” at a home in the same area.

Investigators served a search warrant at the home on Aug. 17. Nemmar was the only person there at the time; he told police he lives in Albuquerque and was in Phoenix visiting the residents and their kids.

After the Yahoo Inc. report, investigators got a search warrant to look into Nemmar’s Yahoo and Google accounts. According to court documents, they discovered “numerous additional images and video clips depicting pre-pubescent children engaging in solo sex acts … or engaging in sex acts with adult males.”

Police say they also found “selfie type photographs” of Nemmar and what appears to be the children of the Phoenix couple he was visiting, including the 2-year-old girl.

According to investigators, they also found 18 photos showing a little girl in a bathtub. They said the EXIF data showed that the pictures had been taken at an Albuquerque home in July — before the Phoenix photos were shot.

“The majority of the photographs are closely zoomed in … and are taken from multiple angles,” reads the probable cause for arrest statement. “The child’s face is never captured in any of the images ….”

Investigators said other photos from Nemmar’s account shows that the Phoenix couple’s children were with him in Albuquerque at that time.

Detectives from both the Phoenix and Albuquerque police departments served a search warrant on Nemmar’s home on Dec. 5.

“Nemmar did not provide an interview,” according to court documents, which go on to list graphic descriptions of specific photos connected to the investigation.

In addition to the 14 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor filed against Nemmar in Phoenix, he also faces similar charges in Albuquerque.

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