Pornography professor found hanged (20.07.87)

The Glasgow Herald, 20th July 1987

A Belgian professor who was involved in a world-wide child pornography scandal has hanged himself in prison.

Professor Philippe Mulatin, 41, was the head of the sports institute at the Catholic University in Louvain-La-Neuve, near Brussels, and chairman of his local church council.

He appeared happily married with four children aged seven to 16.

However, secretly he was taking pornographic photographs of children and sending them off to clients around the world.

A parcel he sent by post broke open, and postal sorters found it contained pictures of naked young children.

After his arrest and confession, he went to his prison cell for the night, and hanged himself with torn sheets from the bed.

Prof. Mulatin was connected with a vast ring of pedophiles in Europe, America, Japan and Africa.

They were supplied from Brussels with photographs of children engaged in sexual acts with adults. Some were taken in the basement of a building used by the United Nations children’s organisation Unicef in Brussels.

Police have arrested Michel Felu, 45, the building’s caretaker, and Unicef’s Director in Belgium, Jozef Verbeeck, 63.

Also under arrest are two doctors and two mothers who rented their children for the photography sessions.

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