A 48-year-old man presented himself at the Mont-de-Marsan police station on Friday, February 14, after being trapped on the Internet by a Montois couple, who had created a fake Facebook profile and pretended to be a young teenager , we learned from concordant sources. “He was placed in police custody”, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) Olivier Janson, the Mont-de-Marsan public prosecutor, who learned of the case after it was posted on social media.
The man was trapped by a couple who had created a false profile on the social network at the end of January: “An ignorant 12 year old girl, Matt Pokora fan, in fifth grade”, detailed the trapper in a video entitled “We trap a pedophile” and posted on his Facebook account.
In just forty-eight hours, he said that he had received more than 400 requests from friends after the creation of the false profile, requests mainly from North Africa, South America, the United States and France. . “After going around some profiles, he commented in his video, we accepted certain individuals and very quickly they attacked. During discussions with certain people, an unhealthy atmosphere was felt. “
Salacious words and naked photos
The alleged pedophile, trapped in the video, quickly contacted the fake girl on Facebook. “We were shocked to run into someone around us”, detailed the accomplice of the trapper on the video.
Thinking of addressing a young schoolgirl, the man had made salacious remarks, sent a photo of him naked, and finally invited her to a meeting at Jean-Rameau Park in Mont-de-Marsan, advising her to stay discreet.
The meeting, filmed with a hidden camera, finally took place on February 11 and the video was broadcast the following day on the Web. It accumulated Friday evening nearly 25,000 views.
Making offers of a sexual nature to a minor under the age of 15 or to a person posing as such is punishable by two years ‘imprisonment and five years’ imprisonment in the event of a physical encounter.