A 73-year-old man appeared before the Saint-Brieuc criminal court (Côtes-d'Armor) on Tuesday for possession of child pornography images.

A former anesthesiologist, he had taken part in several humanitarian missions abroad, notably in Burundi, Congo and Sri Lanka, details

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He was given an eight-month suspended prison sentence.

The affair broke out in 2019, at the Douarnenez film festival (Finistère) devoted to sexual minorities.

The septuagenarian would have asked an activist if he could "put him in touch with a Breton pedophile network".

His computer had been seized and 4,950 files relating to child nudity had been discovered there.

The doctor had mentioned “travel photos”.

Prohibition of carrying out an activity in contact with minors

Justice also sentenced the Breton to ten years of socio-judicial follow-up, including in particular a treatment order.

He will not be able to engage in any activity with minors and his name has been entered in the Automated Judicial File of perpetrators of sexual or violent offenses (Fijais).


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  • Saint Brieuc

  • Brittany

  • child crime

  • child pornography

  • Conviction