Essone. He sent sexual messages to minors on Instagram

A 64-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison, two of which were suspended, by the criminal court of Évry-Courcouronnes (Essonne), Wednesday, November 23, 2022. He appeared for “corruption of minors” and “sexual exhibition”, reports The Parisian . Between February 2020 and June 2021, this resident of Grigny had sent numerous sexual messages on Instagram to children aged 11 to 14.

241 reports on Pharos

The minors had also received photos, videos and live images of the defendant masturbating. In private discussion, the sexagenarian had invited children to undress or even to mimic oral sex. On May 3, 2020, a youtuber based in Dubai alerted her community to these actions. Several complaints were then filed and 241 reports were made on the dedicated platform, Pharos.

Investigators had identified a suspect, already known for sexual assault and rape, the daily said. At the hearing, this former deaf and dumb gardener from birth said that it was the victims who asked him. The defendant is also prohibited from contact with minors, physically or online.

To find out more: read the article in Le Parisien