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Detainees mistakenly locked up with a woman: one of them convicted of sexual assault

2021-12-02T17:12:24.411Z

Six inmates were inadvertently locked up with a woman at the Fresnes prison hospital: one of them was sentenced Thursday, December 2 to ...



Six inmates were inadvertently locked up with a woman at the Fresnes prison hospital: one of them was sentenced Thursday, December 2 in Créteil to ten months in prison for sexually assaulting the prisoner, whose buttocks he had hit .

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On September 15, 2021, the victim, in his thirties, imprisoned for nearly a year, waited for a medical appointment in a room provided for this purpose, in the Fresnes prison (Val-de- Marne) when a warden had brought in six other male inmates. An internal investigation in the prison administration is underway regarding this error. In an internal document that AFP was able to consult, the supervisor admitted "

not having looked more precisely in a recess

" of the room, where he had allowed the six detainees to enter, without seeing the woman who, according to him, did not had not manifested.

"

She alerted the supervisor of her presence on two occasions

", on the contrary assured the victim's lawyer, Me Arnaud Libaude, insisting: "

If the protocol prohibits putting aside a male prisoner and a female prisoner, it is is that there is a reason

”. The defendant, a 23-year-old man, was accused of having hit the young woman in the buttock. "

It made him laugh a lot but it didn't make me laugh at all,

" the victim told the criminal court. The defendant has apologized several times in court, defending the sexual nature of his act.

The court sentenced him to ten months in prison for "

sexual assault with violence, threat or surprise

".

For the victim's lawyer, it was a "

gesture not only intended to demean and humiliate her (...) but also and above all to hurt her

", which caused a "

rupture of confidence

”in his client, who has since been“

afraid of prison

”.

Me Libaude affirms "

to reserve the possibility of a referral to the administrative court for gross negligence towards the State

".

Source: lefigaro

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