The Cologne Regional Court sentenced defendant Jorg L. from Bergisch Gladbach, west Germany, to twelve years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter, on Wednesday.
The court also ordered the 43-year-old father be placed in preventive detention.
Cologne district court spokesperson, Jan Orth, told reporters: «The jury sentenced the defendant of 51 serious sexual crimes, with a total prison sentence of 12 years, and ordered his placement in a preventative detention.»
Most of the crimes concerned his own daughter, born in 2017, who he is said to have regularly abused when his wife was not at home. The prosecution listed a total of 79 cases of sexual abuse of children.
The defendant is considered to be a key figure in the uncovered Bergisch Gladbach network of child pornography and children abuse, allegedly concerning more than 100 suspects.