A French court has ordered a child custody lawyer to stop making comments about child abuse in court and instead refer to him by the child’s birth name, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.
The case came about in March when an anonymous letter was sent to the French government’s top court alleging child abuse.
It said the judge should not be allowed to make such statements about children.
The judge who received the letter, Jean-Pierre Brouillard, has been a lawyer for two decades, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He previously worked for the State Court of Justice in Paris and as a judge for the French lower house of parliament.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said the court “is in the process of investigating this case and has instructed the lawyer to refrain from making statements about child protection issues in court.”