Europe 1 with AFP 19:24 p.m., March 24, 2023The director of the New Centre - The Centrists party and adviser to the mayor of Paris, Nicolas Jeanneté, was indicted Friday for drug trafficking and consultation of child pornography images. He was placed under judicial supervision.
Nicolas Jeanneté, director of the New Centre - The Centrists party and adviser to the mayor of Paris, was indicted Friday for drug trafficking and consultation of child pornography images, learned AFP judicial source. He was brought before an investigating judge, who charged him with possessing, acquiring, transporting, offering or transferring narcotics and possessing, importing and habitually consulting child pornography images. He was placed under judicial supervision.
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Suspicions of drug resale at "chemsex" parties
Le Parisien revealed in recent days the placement in custody Monday of Nicolas Jeanneté, 57, arrested by the police officers of the Narcotics Brigade (BS) on suspicion of resale, during "chemsex" parties, of narcotics bought on the Internet. "Chemsex" is a use of synthetic drugs such as 3M™ or GHB to multiply sexual pleasure, arousal or endurance. The preliminary investigation for drug trafficking and money laundering has been open since August 2022, the Paris prosecutor's office confirmed.
According to Le Parisien on Tuesday, investigators discovered hundreds of child pornography images on the computer equipment of the elected official during a search at his home. The LR officials and related to the Council of Paris, where Nicolas Jeanneté is elected, said Monday night to have suspended him as a precautionary measure.
"It is with dismay that the group Changer Paris has learned of the detention of one of its members on charges that contravene the values defended by our group," the political group tweeted Monday.
It is with dismay that the group Changer Paris has learned of the detention of one of its members on charges that contravene the values defended by our group. The elected representative (New Centre) concerned is now subject to a suspension as a...
— Change Paris (@GpeChangerParis) March 20, 2023
Philippe Goujon, LR mayor of the 15th arrondissement, where this centrist leader is located, also said Monday to have withdrawn Nicolas Jeanneté his delegation to public tranquility, prevention and municipal police.