Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – In the case of the child pornographic platform “Boystown” on the Darknet, a defense attorney has announced an appeal against the judgment of the Frankfurt Regional Court. The main concern is the preventive detention imposed on his client, lawyer Matthias Cramer from Paderborn said on Thursday evening. He sees the conditions for this as not fulfilled. Radio Hochstift from Paderborn had previously reported on the revision request.
The lawyer’s client, a 42-year-old from Paderborn, was convicted along with three other men on Tuesday. They have therefore built and operated the platform with more than 400,000 user accounts from all over the world. Included were recordings of some of the most severe sexual violence against children.
The 42-year-old from Paderborn was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison. In addition, preventive detention was imposed, which means that he should not be released again even after he has served his sentence. The latter also applies to a 49-year-old man from Bavaria who received a prison sentence of twelve years. Both men were convicted of running the platform and of serious sexual violence against children.
A 60-year-old arrested in Paraguay has been sentenced to eight years in prison for operating the platform. The judges imposed a seven-year sentence on a 66-year-old from Hamburg for the same reason. The convictions are not yet final.
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