A cook has long gone on trial in Cologne accused of sexually abusing his minute one daughter, in Germany’s greatest put up-war paedophile investigation.
Police negate tens of thousands of other folks in paedophile networks viewed the photos that Jörg L, 43, posted on the Swiss true messaging carrier Threema.
A raid on his dwelling last October in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne, led police to investigate dozens more alleged paedophiles.
His accomplice will testify towards him.
Eighty-seven suspected paedophiles were identified in all 16 German states as a results of this case, and 50 young other folks, primitive from three months to 15 years, were removed from abusive other folks.
Three investigators traumatised by the pictures occupy taken ill leave.
Court spokesperson Michaela Brunssen stated Jörg L “is intended to occupy dedicated sexual violence, most ceaselessly severe violence, towards his daughter in 61 cases”.
German media negate 130 investigators are soundless combing by terabytes of video and image files in this case.
For factual causes Jörg L’s beefy determine has not been given and, in elaborate to present protection to his young daughter, his testimony and that of his accomplice can be given on the serve of closed doors. The trial is expected to last 11 days and Jörg L might well perhaps also face 15 years in penitentiary.
As many as 30,000 other folks are believed to be linked to the paedophile chat groups below investigation. A couple of of the web chats had as much as 1,800 participants at a time.
The indictment says Jörg L met up with one chat accomplice just a few times and so they sexually abused one but another’s young other folks.
In Can also that man, a 27-yr-inclined conventional Bundeswehr soldier, changed into sentenced to 10 years in penitentiary for severe sexual abuse.
Germany, and namely North Rhine-Westphalia, has been rocked by just a few contemporary child abuse scandals:
- In June 11 other folks were arrested for alleged sexual abuse of young other folks after pictures and movies were cowl in a cellar in Münster. At the time investigators stated they had identified three victims primitive 5, 10 and 12
- In an earlier scandal, it changed into stumbled on that just a few males had abused young other folks just a few hundred times at a campsite in Lügde between 1998 and 2018. Loads of the victims were between the ages of three and 14 on the time