THE police court in Alicante ordered the imprisonment of a National Police officer accused of sexual crimes and abuse of minors on Monday, October 10.
A police raid on his home led to the arrest of the 32-year-old man at the end of last week, when sexual content including images of underage children were found on his mobile phone.
As things stand detectives are aware of half-a-dozen victims aged around 16, all of who are boys, but they are not discounting the possibility that others are involved.
A gagging order has been applied to the case, although local reports suggest that the officer denies having sexual relations with minors, claiming that he met the boys via an adults-only dating website and did not consummate his relationships with them.
It remains unclear whether the suspect abused his position within the police force to further his advances, but he is to be imprisoned until investigations are concluded.
The case comes less than a year after a National Police inspector was detained in Alicante amid suspicions that he was hoarding videos of paedophilic content, some of which he allegedly shot himself.