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DA: Rego Park Man Arrested for Paying Women To Create and Send Him Child Porn

Nov. 9, 2017 By Tara Law

A Rego Park man, who allegedly paid women in the Philippines to create and send him images of children being sexually abused, was arrested today and charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn.

Keith Liwanag, 26, allegedly paid woman in the Philippines to record themselves performing sex acts with children, including their own sons, in September and October 2016, according to the criminal complaint released today.

Liwanag used Facebook Messenger to direct women to make child porn videos and send lurid photos to him in exchange for money.

On Sept. 8, 2016, Liwanag asked a woman to do a “show” for him that involved sexually abusing a six-year-old boy. On Sept. 11, the defendant sent and received messages asking another woman to do a “show” by her performing a sex act on her child.

On Oct. 12, the defendant asked another woman to send him photos of her sexually abusing her child. The woman sent him two photos on Oct. 27 depicting child abuse.

The prosecution was brought as part of the Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the epidemic of child exploitation and abuse.

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