The military arrested him in execution of an order of custody in prison issued by the magistrate of Milan for aggravated sexual violence against minors from substitution of person, solicitation, possession of child pornography. The investigation was coordinated by the Milan Public Prosecutor as foreseen in cases of sexual violence against minors.
Three boys between the ages of 15 and 17 years, finished with certainty in the human network. Starting the military investigation was the intervention of a patrol at the man's house, last August, where he was arguing with the father of one of the minors who had discovered how the man was luring his son. The investigation then showed that between 2016 and 2018 the 48-year-old had already enticed three other minors.