Rape of infants and young children: the Wermelskirchen abuse complex – what we know and what we don’t know – jigsaw – society

According to investigators, the new abuse complex in Wermelskirchen has a dimension of brutality that goes beyond those of other complexes. The main suspect is a 44-year-old from Wermelskirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia.

What is the man accused of?

The employee who has no children and is married to him on the Internet babysitting services He displayed and could therefore approach his victims, investigators reported Monday in Cologne. with dozens other men He also shared “unimaginable brutality” child pornography photos and videos.

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“I was shocked and stunned. I have never experienced such inhuman brutality and callous indifference towards young children, their pain and their screams,” said Cologne Police Commissioner Falk Schnabel.

What have the investigators found so far?

Until now 73 suspects And the 33 victims identified Investigators have been reported. The youngest baby was one month old. Among the victims, five infants and children with disabilities. is being Huge amounts of data Size 32 TB with 3.5 million photos And the 1.5 million videos It has been secured.

The violent fantasies realized in this process shocked even experienced investigators in the area. The “most heinous cases of rape of infants and young children” were found. There is evidence that in some cases children have been anesthetized for this. It is possible that the number of victims of abuse will continue to increase. So far, only ten percent of the data volume has been evaluated.

“Please excuse me from describing what I saw,” said the senior prosecutor, Joachim Roth, looking sad. “What I saw shook me to the core.”

However, investigators reported that the children’s parents never complained. Some victims were also completely surprised by police reports that they had been subjected to the most severe abuse in years when they were young children. You have been offered help.

In what period were the crimes committed?

The babysitter, who has no criminal record, is said to have had twelve children in the greater Cologne area. Ten boys and two girls they offended. Actions were enough Until 2005 return.

In order to gain access to the 44-year-old’s unencrypted data, he was overpowered by special forces last December while operating a computer during a video conference with co-workers.

They in turn called the emergency number 110 because they believed they were witnessing a burglary. full insurance Data size of 232 data carriers then on site 17 days continued

A special “structural organization” called a “List” is now sifting through massive amounts of data. The name is due to the fact that the suspect divided the archive of child pornography into lists Maybe so as not to lose the overview. He has largely confessed to the crimes.

Are there links to other abuse complexes?

44-year-old “one of the The perpetrators of Monster Watch the abuse and give instructions” North Rhine – Westphalian Interior Minister Herbert Rolle (CDU) on Monday in Dusseldorf. “It happened online via video chat.” He also kept a record of other pedophiles’ tendencies. However, he does not currently know why he was not actually identified during the investigations at the Monster Complex.

“I can only say to all the pedophiles: We will help you! Maybe not today, but someday we will be at your door. Lugd, Bergisch Gladbach, Münster and now Vermelskirchen,” Roel said. “You can sometimes lose faith in humanity in doing these things,” he added.

In a “magazine update” Tuesday night, Rolle said, “We need more technology help and we also need a legal framework. Sometimes I despair when I see how difficult it is to deal with the issue of data protection.” It cannot be when the investigator says that He has an IP address, he has the guy, but he doesn’t know what the name is and where he lives. “Something has to change in the right to store data.”

Herbert Roll (CDU), Minister of the Interior for North Rhine-Westphalia, answers questions about the abuse complex in Wermelskirchen.Photo: Federico Gambarini / dpa

How are things going from here?

Cologne investigators said they are currently checking whether the 44-year-old is present Remand can be taken. a Psychological report is also on request I have given. Other suspects are parents, neighbors, acquaintances, siblings, or grandparents of the victims.

focus with 26 sessions in NRWfollowed by Thuringia (6), Brandenburg (5), Schleswig-Holstein (5) and Lower Saxony (5). With the exception of Bremen and Saarland, all other federal states are also affected. action after Austria I have given.

The Most suspects between 26 and 45 years old. Wermelskirchener was arrested last November during the investigation of one of his chat partners in Berlin. His phones were tapped until an arrest warrant was issued by the Cologne District Court. (dpa, teaspoon)

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