Bamberg (dpa / lby) - The Bavarian central office for cybercrime is conducting three investigations related to the new abuse complex in Wermelskirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia. This was reported by senior public prosecutor Thomas Goger from the Bamberg central office on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, I can't give any details so as not to jeopardize the investigation," Goger said. Investigations are still ongoing in all cases.
The police and public prosecutor's office in Cologne announced the Wermelskirchen case on Monday. The investigators spoke of "unimaginable brutality". Infants and children with disabilities are among the victims. So far, 73 suspects and 33 victims have been identified.
The main suspect is a 44-year-old from Wermelskirchen in the Bergisches Land. He is said to have offered his services as a babysitter on the Internet in order to get in touch with the children. Investigators secured 3.5 million photos and 1.5 million videos. This image data is now evaluated.