Germany: Cologne police conduct nationwide raids in Bergisch Gladbach sex abuse case

2 сентября 2020 г. 17:27

German police raided dozens of objects of 50 suspects in connection with the Bergisch Gladbach child abuse investigation and confiscated numerous pieces of the evidence linked to the case, the Cologne Police announced on Wednesday. «The Cologne Police carried out nationwide police operations in 12 German states,» head of the investigation commission «Berg» Michael Esser said at the press conference in Cologne. He continued: «During the raids, a total of 60 objects were searched. The suspects are accused of possession and distribution of child pornography materials.» The raids were conducted within the ongoing investigation into a paedophile network that began in October 2019 and firstly focused on a man named Jorg L. The public prosecutor's office accuses the 43-year-old man, who used to work as a cook and hotel manager, of having repeatedly sexually abused his daughter, born in 2017 when his wife was not at home and of having documented the majority of the acts with his smartphone to share the material online. Investigators say Jorg L. is a central suspect in the Bergisch Gladbach network of children pornography and children abuse of allegedly 30.000 people involved nationwide.

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