Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A German who used dating apps to seduce single mums and then manipulated them into abusing their own children for his pleasure is to be prosecuted.
The suspect, from the German city of Dresden, who was on probation when he carried out the attacks, is accused of multiple cases of child abuse by the public prosecutor’s office.
His crimes include 27 cases of sexual abuse where he was involved in incitement to sexual abuse and the molestation of minors, according to local media.
Local media said the suspect filmed the majority of his criminal acts and has also been charged with child porn distribution in 18 cases.
In one case, the German man allegedly carried out sexual acts on an eight-year-old girl who was entrusted to him by her mother.
Despite having been sentenced to probation in an earlier trial, the man repeatedly continued to abuse the child between September 2016 and March 2017 in various apartments in the city of Dresden and town of Meissen.
Furthermore, between November 2019 and April 2020, the man reportedly persuaded two 11-year-old girls to engage in sexual acts together before sending him images on social media.
A spokesperson for the Dresden Public Prosecutor’s Office said: “Between December 2017 and May 2020, the accused contacted mothers of children between the ages of two and eleven via dating apps in five occurrences to persuade them to carry out specifically described sexual acts on their children, then record them and send him the material, which he succeeded at in two cases.”
He is also accused of distributing pornographic material including minors under 14-year-old, according to reports.
The 51-year-old man who was arrested on 16th May 2020 and has been in custody ever since. He has so far declined to make any statements regarding the charges.
The date for the trial has not been set yet.
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