A 64-year-old retiree was sentenced to two years in prison for possession and dissemination of child pornography after an investigation by the Orleans Research Section, the general management of the National Gendarmerie announced on Friday.
The cybergendarmes were able to identify the man, thanks to an investigation under a pseudonym started on January 13 on a discussion forum, the gendarmerie said in a press release.
Thousands of child pornography images
Pretending to be in his sixties, the investigators contacted the retiree, who told them of his attraction to young girls, before sending them a child pornography image.
While in police custody, the man admitted his attraction to very young children.
Its computer equipment contained more than 11,000 child pornography images, "
representing children aged 4 to 10 years
Read alsoManslaughter, child pornography, narcotics: update on the three investigations targeting Pierre Palmade
Presented before the Criminal Court of Chartres in immediate appearance, the man was sentenced to two years in prison with a warrant of committal, accompanied by an obligation of care as well as a ban on exercising an activity related to minors.
He is also registered in the File of perpetrators of sexual or violent offenses (Fijais).