In addition, the actor is still under investigation for pedophilia.
Actor José Dumont was arrested on Thursday by civilian police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on suspicion of child pornography.
According to CNN Brazil, at the time of the arrest, the police confiscated a mobile phone and a personal computer from the actor, where at least 240 photos and videos of children and adolescents were stored. At 72, José Dumont is still under investigation for pedophilia.
According to authorities, he was condemned by images taken by security cameras. In these frames, one could see how the actor exchanged kisses and caresses with a 12-year-old boy, whom he promised material assistance and gifts.
Globo TV channel has already removed José Dumont from the projects in which he participated. “Suspicion of pedophilia is serious. The company does not tolerate offensive and criminal behavior, even if it takes place in the personal lives of contractors and third parties that have anything to do with it, ”they justified in a statement that CNN Brasil had access to.
Now the actor is in pre-trial detention.
Throughout his career of over 40 years, José Dumont has played characters that have marked Brazilian cinema and television. The last one was last year, in the TV Globo soap opera 18:00 “Nos Tempos do Imperador”, in which he played the role of “Eudoro”.