“For now he doesn't want to leave, although we asked him to.
He is awaiting his judgment in court, and no one can force him to resign.
» Pinned down during a vast crackdown by the police in the middle of child pornography, Dominique Lott, mayor of Echenon (Côte-d'Or) will not resign, announced Friday evening the third deputy of the commune, François -Xavier Rouhette.
“In no case does the council endorse the actions of Dominique Lott.
Times are disrupted, but our occupation is and will always remain the defense of the interests of our commune, ”continued the elected official, quoted by France Bleu, while demonstrators called for the resignation of the city councilor during the municipal council on Friday. night he didn't show up.
Dominique Lott will be tried on April 26, 2023 for "dissemination of the image of a minor presenting a pornographic character using an electronic communication network, possession and acquisition of the image of a minor representing a pornographic character".
48 men arrested
At the beginning of November, 48 men, aged 26 to 79, suspected of being consumers of child abuse images and videos at unequivocal volumes - that is to say that the consultation cannot be accidental in view of the number of downloaded files - or particularly violent content of abuse on young children, were arrested throughout France.
Revelations on the "grazers", these scammers behind the false court summonses for pedophilia
According to our information, among the targets targeted by this major judicial operation, there are “sensitive” personalities with regard to their profession in contact with children or their elective mandate.
Thus local elected officials were placed in police custody, including municipal councilors and a mayor of a municipality.
Investigators have also identified National Education officials or suspects working in associations, Child Welfare Services for example and even… foster families.
The companion of a member of the police force was also arrested.