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Child porn suspect caught using social media after Facebook tip to cops

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A social media tip led police to the Facebook account of a child pornography suspect who was ordered not to use the Internet, according to a Boynton Beach Police report.

MD Mowla was arrested by police on Feb. 8 for possessing and sending child pornography. A cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted police that Mowla had posted child pornography in an Internet chat room, according to an arrest report.

He had been released from jail the next day on $30,000 bond. Court records show one of the conditions of his release set by a judge was to not engage in any activity online.

Boynton Beach police say they were contacted via Facebook several weeks ago that Mowla created and was using a Facebook profile from his house. When a detective contacted Mowla, the detective said Mowla did not deny he had the profile.

Mowla was taken into custody on Monday by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office during a previously scheduled court hearing for his case. He is being held without bond for violating the conditions of his release.

Contact 5 investigation in May revealed local sex offenders using social media illegally.

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