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Bayonne: a rape elucidated 12 years later thanks to DNA

2021-04-01T18:31:56.198Z

Two men suspected of raping and beating a woman outside a Bayonne nightclub in 2009 were indicted 12 years after the fact, a case recently clarified thanks to a DNA link, a- we learned this Thursday from the judicial police. Read also: DNA tests banned in France: the origin rush has only just begun These two fathers, one aged 19 at the time of the facts in 2009 and the second ten years his senio



Two men suspected of raping and beating a woman outside a Bayonne nightclub in 2009 were indicted 12 years after the fact, a case recently clarified thanks to a DNA link, a- we learned this Thursday from the judicial police.

Read also: DNA tests banned in France: the origin rush has only just begun

These two fathers, one aged 19 at the time of the facts in 2009 and the second ten years his senior, were indicted earlier this week on charges of rape and group violence resulting in disability. permed.

One was remanded in custody and the other provisionally imprisoned pending a deferred debate before the liberties and detention judge.

The victim, then aged about forty, had been "

raped several times

" and "

beaten

", at the exit of a nightclub in Bayonne, in the early morning of October 3, 2009, according to the commissioner- divisional Stéphane Lapeyre, head of the Bayonne branch of the PJ.

That night, the young woman had been approached by two men, alcoholic, near the establishment from which she had been turned away.

The bouncers had just used tear gas to disperse a crowd.

"

She was inconvenienced, and they offered to take her home.

", Told AFP the head of the PJ in Bayonne.

She had actually been taken out of sight, to the banks of the nearby river, the Nive, where raped and beaten, she had been left "

unconscious for nearly two hours

".

His face bore traces of "

a dozen fractures,

" according to Commissioner Lapeyre.

For years, numerous hearings and technical investigations - video protection, samples - are carried out, without giving anything.

But the case bounced back a few months ago when the elder of the two men was taken into custody in a case of intra-family violence.

His DNA is collected and entered in the national DNA file (Fnaeg).

And, surprise, it corresponds with "

unresolved

"

genetic traces

, those noted twelve years earlier on the victim.

From there, the Bayonne judicial police seized at the end of 2017 continued the investigations to identify accomplices.

Arrested on Monday, the two alleged perpetrators.

"

They acknowledged their participation in the facts by giving fairly specific elements

", according to Stéphane Lapeyre.

This outcome “

shows that years later (...), the perpetrators are not immune to being identified by the police and justice services and that the victims, long remained in silence and ignorance, finally have a source of hope,

”said Bayonne prosecutor Jérôme Bourrier, contacted by AFP.

Source: lefigaro

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