published4. October 2022, 17:40
Weil am Rhein (D)Sexual offense against girls in adventure pool – police are looking for this man
At the Swiss border, the authorities are using a laminated notice to search for a suspect in the case of child sexual abuse. A spelling mistake in the headline initially raised questions about the authenticity of the manhunt.
There was speculation on social media as to whether a public search from Lörrach (D) was real because the headline was misspelled.
At the request of 20 minutes, the Baden-Württemberg police confirmed the authenticity of the notice.
A suspect is being sought in the case of severe sexual abuse of a ten-year-old girl at the Laguna bathing area in Weil am Rhein in early September.
In the Badeland Laguna in Weil am Rhein (D) near Basel, a sexual offense is said to have occurred against a girl at the beginning of September, as the public prosecutor’s office in Lörrach (D) announced on Monday. The act happened on September 3 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the area of the blue slide. Police released pictures of the suspect on Monday. Looking for an approximately 170 centimeters tall, slim man between 40 and 50 years. The suspect has dark hair and slight hair loss on the back of his head.
A laminated notice from the Lörrach Criminal Police Office with pictures of the man at Badeland Laguna had already appeared at the weekend. This sparked conversation on social media. Not least because of a typographical error, which called into question the authenticity of the poster. “Who knows this perpetrator?”, says the notice. «Conspicuous mistake in the headline. Also, I can’t find anything online and it’s a month old. If it’s true, why doesn’t the police share it?” asked a woman in the “Loerrach Network” Facebook group.
At the request of 20 minutes, the Baden-Württemberg police confirmed the authenticity of the public search. “The notice was already distributed by the police in Lörrach at the weekend. The press release followed today,” said media spokesman Thomas Batzel. «This type of search is used when the means used so far have not brought the desired success. Since we have a mug shot in this case, it makes sense and it was approved by the district court,” Batzel continues. The authorities noticed that there was a spelling mistake in the headline.
Anyone with information on the man they are looking for is asked to contact the Lörrach criminal police (+49 7621 176 206) or the permanent criminal service (+49 7761 934 500).
Are you underage and affected by sexualised violence? Or do you know a child who experiences sexualised violence?
Cocoon, Counseling Center for Kinder, adolescents and young adults
Chestnut, Counseling center for sexual violence in children and adolescents
Advice centers of Victim Support Switzerland
For Youth Advice for children and young people, Tel. 147
Are you a pedophile yourself and do not want to become a criminal? You can get help from Forio and at the UPK Basel.
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