• A 58-year-old man, who worked at the French embassy in Senegal, was arrested on February 12 at Roissy airport.

  • He is suspected of having exchanged numerous child pornography files on the Internet.

  • At the end of his police custody, he was charged and remanded in custody.

According to a source close to the case, these were “abominable” photos and videos of child victims of rape.

A staff from the French Embassy in Senegal, located in Dakar, was arrested at Roissy airport on Saturday February 12 by investigators from the OCRVP (Central Office for the Suppression of Violence against Persons) who suspect him of having exchanged numerous child pornography files on the Internet.

At the end of his police custody, this 58-year-old man, hitherto unknown to the police, was indicted and placed in pre-trial detention, learns

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A judicial inquiry has been opened.

It was the police officers of the minors brigade of the Paris judicial police who first spotted the suspect's illicit activities on the Internet.

Investigators, who monitor

peer-to-peer networks

, found that this individual was exchanging “large amounts” of files featuring child victims of rape.

Its IP address is identified.

She leads the police to this man, a network administrator at the French embassy in Senegal.

The facts having been committed outside their jurisdiction, the Parisian police officers transmitted the file to their colleagues of the DCPJ (central direction of the judicial police), precisely to the investigators of the OCRVP.

Other facts?

The latter learn that the suspect must return to Paris.

His flight arrives in Paris, at Charles de Gaulle airport.

When he got off the plane, he was arrested and taken into custody.

He was indicted on February 15 on counts of detention, distribution, making available, recording, importing child pornography files, habitual consultation of child pornography sites, corruption of minors under 15 years of age.

In addition, the suspect was placed under the status of witness assisted by the charge of invasion of privacy.

He was remanded in custody.

The investigation is now continuing under the authority of an investigating judge.

It aims in particular to determine whether this man was able, himself, to abuse children.

“A legal procedure is in progress that it is not up to us to comment on”, explains to

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a spokesperson for the Quai d'Orsay.

“With regard to his administrative situation, the necessary precautionary measures have been taken, given the extremely serious charges against this agent and his imprisonment.

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  • Federal police

  • Police

  • Embassy

  • child crime

  • child pornography

  • Miscellaneous facts

  • Senegal

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