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French judicial authorities have fired Olivier Bailly, vice president of the family law court in Dijon, after he admitted uploading a photo of his 15-year-old daughter on a swinger's website and offering her for sex. Bailly and his wife, who is also a judge, are swingers. Police found no evidence the wife was involved in uploading the photo of their daughter. Bailly claimed he has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder for more than a decade from the trial of a rapist and serial killer in which he acted as prosecutor. He says he never planned to follow through on arranging sex with his daughter. He faces criminal charges of corrupting a minor and provoking pedophile crime and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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  1. The brickbat is that his government employers assumed his guilt and dismissed him from his job, without waiting for a trial, right?

    His problem isn’t that he’s allegedly screwed up, it’s that he’s not a Muslim murderer.

  2. Police posing as interested parties tracked Mr Bailly down after the site reported the upload.

    “Posing”

    1. The police will now be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from having had to entrap Mr Bailly, and so THEY , TOO, will now have reasons for offering up their young daughters for sex-for-sale!

      They will all make Super-Perv-Predator-Sevo-the-Pedo, Hippo wearing a Speedo, QUITE proud!

  3. After the pic was taken down, Buttplug most disappointed.

    1. No. The victim was a fifteen year old girl.
      Too old by a half decade and the wrong gender for Mr. Plug.

      1. According to the linked article the girl was 12 not 15. I get it was likely a typo on the number pad but crikey it’s like 1/4 of her life.

        1. Good catch, I just saw it too. Not only is it “just a quarter of her life” but it’s also a distinct and culturally-(ir)relevant boundary (potentially a couple) too. A judge advertising his 18 yr. old daughter on the same ‘dating site’ he and his wife use in the US is kinda gross but a judge advertising his 15 yr. old daughter on a ‘dating site’ is defintively illegal. Maybe 15 yr. old French girls are more sexually independent than 15 yr. old American girls but everybody pretty much agrees taht 12 yr. olds both psychologically and even potentially biologically aren’t equipped to deal with the issue(s).

  4. Is the fact that he’s a judge considered an aggravating or a mitigating factor?

    1. Given the distinctions between American and French cultural norms I’m not entirely clear that the issue isn’t just that he didn’t get his daughter’s permission. What’s the statutory minimum age for registering your daughter for a swinger’s website in France?

  5. I have to ask; what the fuck is wrong with people?

    That’s rhetorical, by the way.

    1. what the fuck is wrong with people?

      It’s the first word of the article, what more do you need?

  6. Clearly Bailly screwed up. You first get your teen daughter a job dancing at the strip club, and then get her into hooking.

    1. Makes you wonder what else he’s got her doing.

  7. always loved the “they’re going to do it anyway it may as well be under my roof” parents lol

  8. Bailly and his wife, who is also a judge, are swingers.

    I thought in France this was just called ‘marriage’?

  9. “Bailly claimed he has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder for more than a decade from the trial of a rapist and serial killer in which he acted as prosecutor.”

    What does that have to do with anything?

    1. Nothing, but makes him the victim. Woe is me. Feel sorry for me. It’s not my fault.

  10. I wasn’t aware that French teens were banned from swinging (i.e. having sex with whomever they want).

    Would the judge have been similarly charged if he signed up an adult at the swinging site?

    1. Would the judge have been similarly charged if he signed up an adult at the swinging site?

      Age of consent in France is 15. As I indicated above, AFAICT, the breach of ethics/law is that he advertised her, uh, services without her permission. I find his actions pretty morally reprehensible but, letter of the law, it’s a relatively minor issue, especially if he was really just using her legally-obtained image to catfish. It’s not like he was sending unsolicited dick pics to minors three (4?) times.

      1. Also, “15” seems to be a typo by the Reason journalist. The linked original article says she was 12. That’s illegal even in France – and it often is on the wrong side of the hebephilia/pedophilia divide.

  11. WTHF Reason?

    after he admitted uploading a photo of his 15-year-old daughter on a swinger’s website and offering her for sex

    A judge who admitted offering his 12-year-old daughter up for “partner-swapping” online has been dismissed.

    So, as best I can figure, all my previous thoughts on the issue go out the window and the only thing that goes in it’s place is “Intentional or not, Reason is abjectly full of shit and cannot be trusted.”

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