The little Brazilian boy, 9, told his classmate what the old man had done to him. His colleague went on and told the teacher, who told the boy’s father, who told the Police, who arrested American Edward John Weber, 59, charging him with molesting a minor.
According to the police, when they arrived to the man’s place, in Copacabana, in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro, they found a computer filled with pornographic pictures of minors.
In addition to child pornography they also found a small quantity of marijuana, several phallic objects sculpted in soapstone and other erotic material.
After being detained for a short period at Leme’s 12nd precinct, Weber was transferred to the Polinter (Interstate Police Station) while the Brazilian authorities decide in which jail to keep him during the investigation of the pedophilia case.
The police, who say that the American is married and has been living in Brazil for five years, started investigating the case after the father of the little boy who is believed to have been molested filed a complaint against him.
The father knows Weber very well since he is his landlord. The man charged with child molestation lives in a room in the rear of the father’s house.
The Copacabana police chief, Monique Vidal, requested from the judge and was granted 30-day preventive arrest against Edwards in addition to an order to apprehend and examine the American’s computer. The police believe their man has an Internet site dedicated to child pornography.