Sentenced to fifteen years of criminal imprisonment on December 3, Joël Le Scouarnec decided this Friday, December 11 to appeal, said the prosecutor of Saintes (Charente-Maritime) to AFP and then to
A new trial is therefore looming for the septuagenarian.
When contacted, Me Thibaut Kurzawa, the lawyer for the principal concerned, was not immediately available to answer our questions.
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After an interruption due to the coronavirus last March, the “Jonzac surgeon” was tried behind closed doors from November 30 to December 3 for “rape” and “sexual assault” on four minors at the time of the facts: a patient, two nieces and a neighbor.
The attorney general requested fifteen years of criminal imprisonment;
the Assize Court of Charente-Maritime has chosen to follow these requisitions.
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This is only the first part of the charges against Joël Le Scouarnec.
The former doctor is suspected of 312 rapes and sexual assaults, mostly of children, during his thirty-year career in hospitals in western France.
The investigation of this case is underway in Lorient.