Action has finally been taken against a French judge who allegedly encouraged men on the internet to sexually abuse his 12-year-old daughter.
That judge, a 55-year-old man from Dijon, France, has now been dismissed from France’s judiciary, Breitbart reports.
This decision, made by France’s Supreme Council, comes roughly a year after the judge was indicted in the case.
The dirty details
According to a June 2020 report from Breitbart, the now-former judge had “proposed” on a “libertine” website “that other adult male members of the community not only have sex with his wife but rape his young daughter as well.”
The messages were reportedly sent between October 2019 and May 2020. An investigation into the matter began in January of last year.
Notably, no one ever took up the judge on his offer.
But that doesn’t make the allegations any less egregious. Police were said to have been investigating the man’s wife, too, but she was never charged and reportedly claimed to have no knowledge of her husband’s behavior.
In addition to this judge being removed from France’s judiciary by the country’s Supreme Council — a move that had been requested by authorities — the judge is still facing prosecution for his actions.
Etienne Manteaux, a lawyer representing the judge, has claimed that the messages sent by his client represented mere “fantasies” that were never carried out. But as Breitbart notes, the judge was said to have sent photos of his daughter in a bathing suit on the site.
Throw the book at him
For this and other actions, the judge was charged with “aggravated corruption of minors” and offering “even without effect, to a person to commit rape against a minor, sexual assault or corruption of a minor,” Breitbart reported. He could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 1 million euros, Breitbart said.
The case comes amid a spike in child prostitution cases in France. A separate report from Breitbart revealed that allegations of child prostitution in the European country rose a disturbing 600% from 2014 to 2020.
For this pervert judge and others like him, we can only hope accountability is served. Throw the book at him.