A 75-year-old man living in Toulouse was arrested earlier this week for having 120,000 child pornography files on his computer. He admitted the facts and will be tried before the criminal court.
At the beginning of the week, the departmental unit for the protection of families of Haute-Garonne proceeded to the arrest of a man aged 75, living in Toulouse. In question ? 120,000 child pornography files were found on his computer.
According to La Dépêche du Midi, the investigation began last year after a report made by a police officer from departmental security service of Toulouse, specializing in cybercrime. While carrying out an online surveillance, he spotted the suspects of this Internet user. By continuing his research, he identified a septuagenarian, yet unknown to the police, living in the district of Minimes, in Toulouse.
Departmental security investigation
The Haute-Garonne departmental security family protection unit took over the investigation. A search was carried out at the suspect’s home. His computer equipment and digital media were seized. It was inside his computer that investigators found the 120,000 child pornography files submitted over the past year. During his custody, the Toulousain admitted the facts. He was referred this Wednesday, November 17, at the beginning of the afternoon, in front of the Toulouse prosecutor’s office. He will be before the criminal court.