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Famous actor convicted of child pornography shocks Brazil

The actor from Paraíba, José Dumont, 72, was convicted of possessing and storing child pornography. The artist will have a sentence of 1 year and two months on account of age. He was also ordered to pay the procedural costs of the action. The decision is by Judge Gisele Guida de Faria, of the Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro (TJRJ). The artist may appeal freely.

On the actor’s computer and cell phone, more than 230 videos and photos of child pornography were found. In November 2022, José Dumont also became a defendant for rape against a 12-year-old child. He was arrested, but was released using an electronic anklet. According to the Police, the actor approached the boy a year ago, offering financial help and gifts.

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In October of last year, the Civil Police alleged that several pieces of evidence were gathered about the sexual abuse of the child. The young man’s mother even reported in a statement that she learned what was happening after the actor’s neighbors denounced him for suspected rape against young people and teenagers around his residence.


Actor José Dumont in Globo soap opera. (Photo: reproduction/TV Globo)


The suspicion of rape against the child was what motivated the first investigations involving the actor. Even the police station even asked for the arrest of the actor because of this situation.

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José Dumont is a global actor known for prominent roles in TV, theater and film. He participated in several successes on Rede Globo such as, Police Plantão (1979), Lampião and Maria Bonita (1982), Carmem (1987), Pantanal (1990), A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão (1990), Terra Nostra ( 1999), America (2005), among others. In addition, the artist has experience in cinema, with the film Morte e Vida Severina (1977), by Zelito Viana.

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So far, José Dumont’s defense has not yet commented on the case.

Featured Photo: Actor José Dumont arrested last year. Promotion/TV Globo

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Famous actor convicted of child pornography shocks Brazil

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