A Marseille police officer from the minors' brigade was indicted and imprisoned Friday for rape and sexual assault on a minor, facts he allegedly committed in the Philippines, said the Marseille prosecutor's office on Monday.
A decision that follows a presentation to a judge of freedoms and detention on Friday.
The official of the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDSP) of Bouches-du-Rhône was also indicted for possession of child pornography images, said Dominique Laurens, the prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille, confirming the initial information. of Provence.
During a search of his home, his computer was seized, it contained photos and videos of child pornography, according to France 3.
The official had been placed under surveillance for several months, according to a police source quoted by regional television.
The investigations which led to his arrest were entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), the police force.
He managed an association to help and adopt poor children in the Philippines
"The investigation was launched following an internal report" to the juvenile brigade, "which made it possible to discover the actions of the person concerned in the context of an incidental procedure in which computer equipment was seized from his home and then exploited, ”said prosecutor Laurens instead.
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Still according to the prosecution, the police officer admitted the facts, with the exception of the rape, and was remanded in custody last Friday.
France 3 specifies that the implication of a police officer from the juvenile brigade will also require that all the files handled by the official be examined again.
According to Provence, the 42-year-old man managed an association in the Philippines to help poor children and sometimes had them adopted.