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They find dead a French filmmaker who lived in Alta Gracia and was accused of sexual abuse


The body of Iván Noel (52) was found in his motorhome. Hours before, he posted a farewell video. It had been reported by three teenagers. He had a prior conviction in France.

07/19/2021 10:27 PM

  • Clarí

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Updated 07/19/2021 10:27 PM

The Franco-Argentine filmmaker

Iván Noel

, 52, who was accused of sexual abuse, was found dead this Monday in the Cordoba town of Alta Gracia, where he resided.

The Fair Prosecutor's Office of the capital city of the Santa María department requested that an autopsy be carried out on the body to determine the causes of death, in a fact that was temporarily classified as "death of doubtful etiology."

Noel was found dead

in the motorhome

he had in the Tiro Federal neighborhood of Alta Gracia, where he lived, and according to the local site Summary of the Region, the man

published a farewell letter

this morning on the YouTube channel Noel Films, with a letter entitled

"The goodbye without sadness of Iván Noel"

, material that can still be viewed on the social network.

"I end my chapter without depression or sadness, or with any kind of regret or bitterness, but as Max (referring to a friend who years ago made the determination to kill himself by taking a lethal pill) logically and clearly. I was never able to hurt people, much less the most vulnerable, "said the filmmaker in the article.

The filmmaker Iván Noel was found dead in Córdoba this Monday.

He had been reported for sexual abuse by three teenagers.

The prosecutor for Crimes against Sexual Integrity of the city of Córdoba, Alicia Chirino, investigates a complaint filed by

three adolescents of Jesús María

against Noel for alleged sexual abuse that would have been committed during the filming of the movie Cordero de Dios, filmed between the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.

The official had charged Noel with alleged sexual abuse, according to article 306 in fine, which supposes a "slight suspicion", for which the arrest was not issued.

Among other measures, the judicial officer awaited psychological and psychiatric expert opinions from both the accused and the complainants.

In addition, Noel

was convicted in France of sexual abuse

against a 15-year-old teenager.

As in the middle of the investigation he traveled to Argentina, where he settled, and avoided extradition, the trial in that country was carried out "in absentia."

The sentence was appealed and has not yet been final.

Days ago, the prosecutor had raided Noel's residence in Alta Gracia (the city to which he had moved since Jesús María) and had

hijacked computers and telephones

, among other elements.

The filmmaker Iván Noel was found dead in Córdoba this Monday.

He had been reported for sexual abuse by three teenagers.

The lawyer Fernando Moyano defended the filmmaker and said that he had not been able to access the file, since the investigation had not been completed.

Moyano stated that his client had no criminal record in Argentina and said that the conviction in France was not final.

In statements to radio Punto 11, Moyano confirmed the death of the filmmaker.

"Unfortunately, this morning Mr. Noel turned up dead.

It was a drastic decision,

" he said.



The Suicide Assistance Center provides free, personal, confidential and anonymous telephone assistance to people in crisis or at risk of suicide on the suicide prevention line: 135 (free line from Capital and Greater Buenos Aires) or (011) 5275-1135 (from all over the country).

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