News Brief: Former Gay-for-Pay Porn Star Goes on Trial for Treason in Germany

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News Brief Former Gay-for-Pay Porn Star Goes on Trial for Treason in Germany

News Brief Former Gay-for-Pay Porn Star Goes on Trial for Treason in Germany

News Brief:  Former Gay-for-Pay Porn Star Goes on Trial for Treason in Germany

A former gay-for-pay porn star has been charged with treason in Germany after leaking classified information in extremist online chat rooms.

In a case that proves truth is truly stranger than fiction, a 52-year-old former security agent is now on trial for treason after allegedly discussing sensitive information involving terror investigations on a known terrorist chat room.  Investigators discovered the man’s adult film career after his arrest, finding multiple videos of his performance under the alias of Roque M.

The banker turned porn star turned security agent was discovered on terrorist chat rooms and offering information about the security agency that he obtained during his seven-month employment at the BfV.  On the terrorist chat room, the former porn star allegedly offered access to the security agency.

In November, the highly accurate details of this information alerted German intelligence agents. 

 The agents then lured Roque M into an individual chat, where they were able to identify him as an employee.  He was then arrested the next day on suspicion of preparing to commit a violent act and for violating state secrecy laws.

Member of the Parliamentary committee that oversees German Intelligence services, Hans-Christian Ströbele said, “It’s not only a rather bizarre, but also a quite scary story.  An agency, whose central role it is to engage in counterespionage, hired an Islamist, who potentially had access to classified information.”

Roque M denied any physical contact with any terrorist organizations; instead, claiming that his chat room activities merely provided an “escape from reality.”