A centrist elected official indicted for drug trafficking and possession of child pornography – RT in French
Nicolas Jeanneté, director of the party Les Centristes – Nouveau Center and adviser to the town hall of Paris XV, was indicted for drug trafficking and consultation of child pornography, AFP learned from a judicial source.
An elected Parisian and director of the New Center (chaired by Hervé Morin) Nicolas Jeanneté is suspected of drug trafficking and possession of child pornography images.
He was presented to an investigating judge, who indicted him on March 24 for possession, acquisition, transport, offer or sale of narcotics and possession, importation, habitual consultation of child pornography images. He was placed under judicial supervision, according to AFP.
The Parisian revealed in recent days the placement in police custody on March 20 of Nicolas Jeanneté, 57, arrested by the police of the Narcotics Brigade on suspicion of resale, during “chemsex” evenings, of narcotics purchased on the internet.
“Chemsex” is the consumption of synthetic drugs such as 3MMC or GHB to increase sexual pleasure, excitement or endurance.
The preliminary investigation for drug trafficking and money laundering has been open since August 2022, confirmed the Paris prosecutor’s office. According The Parisian on March 21, investigators discovered hundreds of child pornography images on the elected official’s computer equipment during a search of his home.
LR and related officials at the Council of Paris, where Nicolas Jeanneté is elected, claimed to have suspended him as a precaution.
“It is with dismay that the Changer Paris group has learned of the placement in police custody of one of its members on charges that contravene the values defended by our group,” the political group tweeted on March 20.
Philippe Goujon, LR mayor of the 15th arrondissement, where this centrist official is located, also declared that he had withdrawn from Nicolas Jeanneté his delegation for public tranquility, prevention and the municipal police.
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