A firefighter jailed in Saint Brieuc for underage corruption and pimping

By Le Figaro with AFP

Published on 02/17/2023 at 10:17 p.m

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A 53-year-old firefighter was remanded in custody on Friday February 17 for corruption of a 15-year-old minor and aggravated pimping, Saint-Brieuc prosecutor Nicolas Heitz told AFP. Confused by an “investigator under a pseudonym during an action to combat pedophile crime by the research brigade Saint-Brieuc”, the professional firefighter was arrested on February 9 after his line had been identified, said Nicolas Heitz.

The man was taken into police custody for “making sexual suggestions” to a 12-year-old girl and promising her “the purchase of a jacket in exchange for sex,” “conscious of her age,” before admitting the facts on February 10 under released under judicial supervision pending his verdict, scheduled for June.

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“Prostitution Suggestions”

But the computer equipment seized in the search revealed new elements in the days that followed, including “sexual relations with a 14-year-old minor, requests for nude photos to sell, offers of prostitution with (…) couples from the swinging world through.” Pricing,” the prosecutor continued.

The 50-year-old, who was taken into police custody again on February 15, admitted to having “three sexual relations with this minor”, who in turn expressed his consent, and “not having been subjected to any coercion”. A judicial investigation is being launched into “aggravated pimping, sexual advances with a 15-year-old minor, corruption of a minor, detention, offering, acquiring and capturing the image of a minor of a pornographic nature.” The public prosecutor’s office calls on potential victims of “similar facts in connection with the use of social networks or the exercise of the profession of the person concerned” to report.