The man arrested in Gironde is said to have given access to child pornography files to thousands of Internet users around the world. Drawing. - Clément Follain / 20 Minutes

A 40-year-old Frenchman was arrested on July 7 in Gironde, announced Monday in a statement the prosecutor of the Republic of Bordeaux Frédérique Porterie. This man is suspected of having administered sites on the Darknet, the hidden part of the Internet, allowing "thousands of Internet users worldwide to have access to photographs or videos of a child pornographic nature",

"Identified as one of the ten priority global targets" according to the prosecutor, the forties was arrested by the police from the Central Office for the Suppression of Violence against Persons (OCRVP), in collaboration with Europol, in charge of the fight against the international child pornography networks of Darknet.


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  • Child pornography
  • Aquitaine
  • Justice
  • Internet
  • Pedophilia
  • Bordeaux
  • Society