An FBI activity drive arrested a Rockland County man on costs of downloading and distributing baby pornography, together with movies of little ladies and a toddler being sexually assaulted, officers stated as they unsealed the legal grievance Monday.
Timothy Mirabal, who was cuffed Oct. 28, allegedly used a Russian-hosted telephone app that allowed him to hyperlink to a folder that contained the illicit photographs, in line with a federal legal grievance filed in New York’s Southern District.
The actual utility Mirabal, 28, allegedly used is thought by legislation enforcement as a conduit or baby sexual abuse materials, the grievance says. Legislation enforcement officers in Minneapolis accessed a gaggle chat linked to the app and early September and found the folder with photographs of kid pornography, it says.
An e mail handle linked to the proprietor of that folder was created utilizing a singular IP handle that investigators allegedly traced to Mirabal’s father and to a telephone quantity to which he was additionally allegedly linked, the legal grievance says. The service handle for that IP handle was linked to his Rockland County handle.
Investigators linked the e-mail handle they are saying was tied to possession of that baby pornography folder to a delivery date that “corresponds precisely” to the digits used within the e mail handle, officers say. That delivery date is Timothy Mirabal’s.
A search warrant was licensed on Oct. 26, two days earlier than Mirabal’s arrest, and it was executed two days later, the day he was arrested. Mirabal’s father opened the door when brokers arrived and allowed them inside, then his son, Timothy, got here out of a bed room and joined his dad and brokers in the lounge, court docket papers state.
When an agent defined the character of the search warrant to the defendant, the 2 went to a basement to speak in non-public — at which level Timothy Mirabal requested that legislation enforcement not inform his dad and mom what the search was about, investigators stated.
He allegedly acknowledged he had acquired and possessed baby pornography, and that associated photographs would doubtless be discovered on his previous cellphone, which he stated was situated upstairs in a drawer, the grievance says. He additionally allegedly admitted that he used a messaging utility put in on the telephone to “trade” baby pornography.
Legislation enforcement reviewing communications licensed by the search warrant allegedly discovered a number of situations the place two customers appeared to debate ages of kids associated to the illicit photographs — and three video recordsdata involving little ladies, the legal grievance alleges. Officers had been capable of establish all the minors concerned.
Dozens of video recordsdata obtained via messaging purposes had been discovered downloaded on Mirabal’s cellphone, and a few contained obvious baby pornography, the legal grievance alleges. One concerned a woman youthful than 2.
The FBI is constant to research the case. It asks anybody who might have data to name the company’s New York workplace at 212-384-1000 or submit a tip online here.
Data on a attainable legal professional for Timothy Mirabal wasn’t instantly obtainable.