July 25, 2021

Suspected of pedophilia, a police officer indicted and imprisoned

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Two police officers from Seine-et-Marne were taken into custody at the end of last week. One was indicted and remanded in custody. The ongoing investigation concerns acts of pedophilia.

A judicial investigation was opened and targets two police officers. James D., main suspect, suspected of touching and pedophilia reports The Parisian. The latter was a delegate of the Alliance Police Nationale union, before moving to the SGP Police FO Unit union, then becoming Ile-de-France regional manager at the UNSA Police. He then returned to Alliance, in Seine-et-Marne. “It was put back into service about three years ago and was on sick leave”, specifies a source close to the file to Actu17, confirming the information from the Ile-de-France daily.

This man described as “Manipulative and unhealthy” by several of his former colleagues, was arrested and taken into police custody Thursday evening, before being indicted and imprisoned. James D. is accused of having sexually abused the minor daughter of his colleague, Alliance union representative in Seine-et-Marne. The latter is also targeted by the judicial investigation, said the prosecutor’s office in Melun.

The facts would have lasted for years

An investigating magistrate has been appointed and will now have to determine the exact responsibilities of the two accused in this sensitive case. Other suspects could be taken into custody according to a source close to the investigation cited by The Parisian, a sign that the case could be more complex.

It is the victim, a teenage girl, who recently confessed about the touching she allegedly suffered from the main suspect. His school then made a report. According to the first elements, the acts of pedophilia would have taken place during several years, when the victim was under 15 years old. And James D. might not have acted alone.

As for the mother of the teenager, her police custody was extended over the weekend. She was left free at this stage of the investigations. “I have no doubts about her integrity, even if she could have been manipulated by James”, reacted one of his colleagues, to our colleagues.