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Accused of rape, the former bell ringer of Auray's bagad placed under electronic surveillance

2021-04-20T09:37:40.426Z

Loïc Le Cotillec was remanded in October 2019. For the defendant's lawyer, this decision is "a" firm reminder of the principle of the presumption of innocence ".



Indicted for rape and harassment, the former chief bell ringer of the bagad d'Auray (Morbihan) will be released from pre-trial detention on Tuesday.

The accused will be placed "

under house arrest under electronic surveillance

".

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Loïc Le Cotillec “

was placed under house arrest under electronic surveillance. The prosecution has not appealed against this decision,

”said Rennes prosecutor Philippe Astruc in an email to AFP, confirming information from the lawyer for the music director of bagad. The accused was remanded in custody on October 25, 2019.

"

He will be released tomorrow (Tuesday),

" Sahand Saber, lawyer for Loïc Le Cotillec, told AFP on Monday.

"

Justice finally seems to gain height and suggest the greatest caution in the face of the accusations against Loïc Le Cotillec

", responded Me Saber.

"

Those who want to condemn him too quickly must see in this decision a firm reminder of the principle of the presumption of innocence

", added the lawyer, assuring that Loïc Le Cotillec "

will strictly respect the obligations which accompany his house arrest under electronic surveillance

".

The former Bagad bell ringer is targeted by four complaints and under five indictments, including rape, sexual harassment and malicious phone call.

The alleged facts occurred between May and September (2019).

In one case, the aggravating circumstance “by person in authority” was retained,

”said the Rennes public prosecutor in January 2020. The young man, composer and singer, had taken the reins of training in 2014 before his abrupt departure in September 2019.

Created in 1951 by the railway workers of Auray, the Kevrenn Alré (name of the bagad d'Auray association) is one of the oldest groups of music and dance of traditional Breton inspiration and regularly performs regularly abroad.

Source: lefigaro

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