Hungarian ambassador to Peru has been fired over child pornography charges

Back in April last year, the Hungarian ambassador to Peru, Gábor Kaleta, was removed from service, brought home, and would soon face trial, as more than 19,000 child pornography photos had been found on his devices.

The ambassador’s capture was connected to an investigation by a Spanish-led international detective team that made other arrests all around the world, Index reported. 

While Kaleta had reportedly been in pre-trial detention as well and was officially charged back in November, the prosecutor’s office failed to inform the public and the cause of his removal had not communicated last spring by the foreign ministry either. Referring to unnamed diplomatic sources, Index was the first to break the story over the weekend.

His trial is set to begin in March. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to three years in prison. (Željko Trkanjec |

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