A 57-year-old man was sentenced Monday to a fine of 1,500 euros in Saint-Etienne for claiming to be the father of children of African mothers awaiting residence permits, in order to obtain French nationality, he learned. 'AFP Wednesday October 27 from judicial sources.
Flavien G. had recognized between November 2011 and October 2012 four children born in France to women from black Africa, in a situation of asylum request.
Monday, before the criminal court, the fifty-year-old, originally from the Central African Republic and then naturalized French, ended up admitting after more than eight years of proceedings not to be the father of these children.
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This former slaughterhouse employee undergoing retraining was found guilty of "
recognizing children to obtain a residence permit, protection against expulsion or for the acquisition of French nationality
", according to the report. court, confirming information from the regional daily
He made these false statements for the love of these children, who needed a father,
" said Wednesday to AFP his lawyer, Me Latékoué Lawson-Body, who had pleaded for the release, while acknowledging that the French nationality which was thus conferred on them granted a full residence permit to their mother.
The representative of the prosecution, Frédéric Uroz, had requested 12 months suspended prison sentence. For him, there is no doubt that "
he met these women, via a priest from Saint-Etienne who accommodated them in his church in the district of Montreynaud, so that they could obtain a residence permit
He abused the law and his status as a French national. We can imagine that he was doing this for money or to get favors from these ladies,
”he continued. The magistrate added that the defendant "
would be the father of eleven to fifteen children in all, in Africa and in France, while he is sterile as declared by one of the three women with whom he was married and as the showed the genetic analyzes that were performed
The civil prosecutor's office will also initiate a procedure for canceling fraudulent paternity acknowledgments.