A 52-year-old man was arrested Wednesday April 14 in Le Havre after having made an appointment with a 12-year-old girl contacted via Facebook, reports
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The individual had contacted the child on March 30 on the social network.
But it was in fact a "
His profile had in fact been created by the association "
Les enfants d'Argus
", which fights against
crime, especially on social networks.
The father of the family placed in police custody
The individual - a single job seeker with three children - had asked the "fake" girl sexual questions during their virtual conversations.
Doesn't it turn you on a bit to talk about sex with a grown-up?"
, he had asked her.
As explained by
, the association alerted the public prosecutor of Le Havre and sent the police the screenshots of the conversations in question.
And when the man made an appointment with the fake girl, who claimed to be spending her vacation with her aunt in Le Havre, the police were waiting to pick him up.
The individual was then taken into police custody.