Illegal migrant from Iraq to go on trial in Lithuania for possession of child pornography

  • 2021-10-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – A criminal case in which an Iraqi citizen, who crossed into Lithuania illegally from Belarus earlier this year, is charged with possession of child pornography, has been sent to court.

The Prosecutor’s Office reported on Thursday that pornographic videos featuring children had been found in a phone owned by a 22-year-old Iraqi citizen. The man, who crossed the border between Lithuania and Belarus illegally, was detained by the Lithuanian border guards in the district of Svencionys in late July.

While inspecting the belongings of the illegal migrant, officers found his mobile phone and took it for a probe, which revealed that the man allegedly stored pornographic videos featuring children in his mobile phone.

The Iraqi national, who was detained pending trial, has refused to plead guilty.

The criminal case has been sent to the Chamber of Svencionys of District Court of Vilnius Region.

Possession of pornographic content featuring a child can bring punishment of up to 4 years in prison or a fine.