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Coco: what is this site involved in several legal cases ?

Coco is a free dating site. He is at the heart of several cases, notably that of the ambush of Philippe à Grande-Synthe.

Coco.gg is a dating site and a forum that has been in the sights of French justice for several years. Accessible without paying and without registration, it is linked to: à several cases of child crime but also prostitution and homophobic attacks.  Recently, investigators found traces of its use in the murder case of Philippe à Grande-Synthe. On the day of his death, the man, aged aged 22, was going to a meeting with an underage girl whom he met on coco.gg. A trap in reality stretched by two miners. 

Prostitution, homophobia, child crime

The site is also linked to à a case of child prostitution whose trial opened this Thursday, April 25 at Valenciennes. Eleven men will be tried for having had paid sex with a 14-year-old girl, met via coco.gg. Another trial is due to open on September 2, that of the Mazan rape case, in Vaucluse. A man allegedly drugged and put his wife à provision of around fifty men for ten years. The network would have been created à help from coco.gg. 

The site is easily usable for attackers. No verification exists regarding the identity of the user. and age. Once registered, users can easily exchange on a forum which is not moderated, and whose conversation history is erased after after a few hours. The SOS Homophobia association has repeatedly asked the closure of coco.gg. The association Agir contre la prostitution des enfants affirms that it is a "hunting ground for predators". 

Hébergé in the tax haven of Guernsey, the site says it declines "all responsibilityé concerning real meetings between chat users which are private initiatives.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116