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Child porn linked to Israeli vice-consul

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Rio de Janeiro - Police are searching for Israel's vice-consul to this city after finding pornographic photographs of minors in his home on Tuesday, officials said.

Police searched Arie Scher's penthouse, in Rio's upscale Ipanema district, after pictures of minors posing nude on top of his car and in his flat turned up in the possession of another man charged with the sexual exploitation of minors, according to police officer Icaro Silva.

Police traced the car in the pictures to Scher through the license plate, and Silva said the search confirmed that other pictures had been taken in the flat.

Silva said similar photos were found in Scher's flat and that he could be charged with inciting minors into prostitution.

The original photos were discovered in the flat of 40-year-old Hebrew professor Georges Schteinberg, who was arrested after an 17-year-old girl accused him of using her as a pornographic model.

Police obtained a court order to search Scher's penthouse flat, but the vice-consul had already fled by the time they got there, said Silva.

The Israeli Embassy said no one was available to comment on the case. - Sapa-AP

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