PARIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - French police have detained a man who admitted sprinkling itching powder on young children at the Disneyland theme park near Paris and filming them as they scratched themselves, a judicial source said on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old was arrested on Sunday after a German tourist spotted him sprinkling her 11-year-old niece's underwear with itching powder, the source said.
The man had been photographing young girls when they dropped their underwear to relieve the itching, the source said.
A police search of the man's home later revealed a hoard of child pornography on his computer downloaded from the Internet, and videos hidden in a secret compartment in his bathroom.
The source said the videos included sequences of the suspect raping one of his nieces and of a series of sexual assaults on other minors. Judicial officials were questioning the children who had been assaulted, the source added.
The man, who admitted the offences, according to the source, was placed under formal investigation on Monday and released on conditions that included an order to seek treatment.
He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of raping a minor, 10 years for aggravated sexual assault on minors and three years for possession of child pornography. The sentences would run concurrently.
RELEASED ON CONDITIONS THAT INCLUDED AN ORDER TO SEEK TREATMENT? When there's a video of him raping minors?