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Father of two accused of paying 12-year-old to pose in lingerie

By Mason White 10:49 AM February 13, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he paid a 12-year-old girl to pose in lingerie and in the nude.

The British man, who is currently working in Kazakhstan, was charged with producing child pornography involving a 12-year-old girl.

Peter Baruch, 38, of London, allegedly paid between $65 and $100 for the girl to pose nude and in lingerie in her hotel room in Uralsk, northwestern Kazakhstan.

The abuse was discovered when the mother of the 12-year-old became suspicious because her daughter came home with large amounts of cash.

The woman looked through her daughter’s text messages and found inappropriate photographs of her daughter and other girls.

There was a message stating: “Have you bought underwear I told you to?”

The child replied: “Yes, I did.”

“Well done my love,” Baruch responded.

Kazakh Police raided his hotel room and found more than 600 photos of the girl and other adolescents on his computer.

Baruch works as a consultant for an oil company. He is a married man and a father of two girls, who are under the age of 5.

A judge dismissed the charges against Baruch because the police obtained the photos without a warrant.

However, prosecutors are appealing the case. Baruch faces nine years in prison if convicted.