A boy missing for more than two years found in the closet of a child pornography suspect
The 15-year old boy was found on Friday during a police search in Recklinghausen, in the German state on North Rhine-Westphalia.
A spokesman for the police told CNN the boy had been missing for two and half years.
According to the police, there was no indication that the boy was held in the apartment against his will. The boy remains under police protection and has not been identified for legal reasons.
The police spokesperson said the 44-year old man and another older man who was also in the apartment at the time were arrested.
On Saturday, a judge granted a request from the public prosecutor’s office and issued an arrest warrant for a serious sexual offense against the younger of the two men, the police said in another statement. The older man was released from custody.
During the search, a police sniffer dog trained to detect electronic devices found a number of data storage units in the apartment. The equipment is now being investigated, the police said.