A 35-year old woman has been arrested after the discovery of a two month old baby in a freezer.

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Baby found dead in family freezer

A 35-year old woman has been arrested after the discovery of a two month old baby in a freezer.

The woman has admitted that she is the mother of the dead child, who was found in a freezer in the town of Vichy.

Daily newspaper Le Parisien reported on Wednesday that the 15-year-old daughter of the woman went to a police station at the weekend to report the presence of the dead baby’s body in the freezer.

When police caught up with the girl’s mother, she confessed to giving birth to the child three years ago.

She claimed to have given birth in the bath of her home and said she had not realized she was pregnant.

Police doubt this is the case and the woman’s daughter claimed her mother had “put on lots of weight.”

The body found in the freezer measured between 62 and 64 centimetres, leading investigators to believe the child was between two and three months of age at the time of death. 

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How France plans to prevents youngsters accessing online pornography

France is set to announce new measures this week to prevent youngsters from accessing porn websites, in the latest round of a years-long struggle to protect children from explicit material.

How France plans to prevents youngsters accessing online pornography

“I plan to put an end to this scandal,” Digital Affairs Minister Jean-Noel Barrot told the Parisien newspaper on Monday.

France’s data protection and media regulators Cnil and Arcom are set to announce their latest proposals to rein in porn websites which are in theory subject to a 2020 law requiring age verification.

Previous attempts have been held up by privacy and technical concerns, as well as court action by the websites.

To its frustration last September, a Paris court ordered Arcom to enter into mediation with several porn websites including market leader Pornhub, holding up efforts to block them.

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Under the new proposal, people wanting to access explicit material will need to download a phone application that provides them with a digital certificate and code, the Parisien reported.

The code will be needed to access a porn website under a system “which will work a bit like the checks from your bank when you buy something online,” Barrot told the newspaper.

“2023 will mark the end of our children accessing pornographic sites,” he added.

President Emmanuel Macron, who is married to former school teacher Brigitte Macron, promised to make protecting children from porn a priority during his bid for re-election last year.

In November, he launched the Children Online Protection Laboratory, an initiative that aims to bring together industry giants and researchers to look for ways to shield minors online.

In September last year, a report entitled “Hell Behind the Scenes” by French senators concluded that there was “massive, ordinary and toxic” viewing of porn by children.

The report found that two thirds of children aged 15 or less had seen pornographic content.

The French production industry has been roiled by a series of sexual assault cases in recent years in which women have come forward to allege rape, mistreatment and manipulation by directors and fellow actors.

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