Early last year, the police found child pornography on the mobile phone of Donny M., suspect in the murder of nine-year-old boy Gino. He was not arrested at the time and no further investigation was launched.
A spokesperson for the judiciary confirmed reports about this in The Limburger. When the police found the child pornography, they knew about M.’s sexual history. He had already been convicted of fornication with a minor. Despite this, the police left him alone last year.
The cell phone with the child pornography ended up in a bin at the police, according to the judiciary. Then the phone was overlooked.
When M. was arrested in June this year for the murder of nine-year-old Gino, the police began searching the systems. At that point, the cell phone reappeared and the phone became involved in the investigation.
Gino disappeared from a playground in Kerkrade on 1 June. On June 4, following directions from M., his body was found near a burned-out house in Geleen. M. had been arrested the night before. Justice suspects him of kidnapping, sexually abusing and killing Gino. M. has confessed and will appear in court again on December 5.