The Briton was arrested by Carcassonne police, who were alerted by suspicious naturists on the nudist beach at the famous Cap d’Agde resort on the Mediterranean coast, French news site Midi Libre reported last Friday.
According to the newspaper, the suspect, believed to be a senior manager in a large firm in the UK, is suspected of having filmed "adolescent and pre-adolescent" girls on the nudist beach.
The man, whom Midi Libre says recently left his wife and family, is from the Sussex town of Bexhill-on-sea was spotted by people on the Cap d’Agde beach acting suspiciously on July 8th.
He was seen wandering through the sun bathers and regularly stopping for periods of time next to young girls.
Naturists became concerned and alerted the police, who reportedly discovered a miniature video camera, hidden among a bunch of keys.
Cap d'Agde has a large family-style naturist resort and welcomes around 40,000 visitors on a daily basis during the summer season.
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Filming naturists on the beach at Cap d’Agde is strictly forbidden and there is a dedicated team make sure no one breaks the rules.
The British suspect is set to appear in court in France in November.