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Gard: a repeat offender tried at the assizes for the rape of a minor in the prison visiting room

2022-01-25T11:51:45.670Z

This former volunteer firefighter was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years in prison for the sexual abuse of six minors. This time he is accused of attacking his partner's daughter.



It is difficult to understand how such facts could have occurred in prison.

In the Gard, a 52-year-old man appears from Tuesday January 25 before the Assize Court of Nîmes for the rape of his companion's daughter during visits to the parlor, report

Midi-Libre

 and

Le Parisien

.

The accused had already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for other sexual abuse of minors.

The mother is on trial for complicity.

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This sordid family camera would have started at the mother's home in 2011. The victim was then only seven years old and suffered repeated sexual abuse from her stepfather, Raymond A., in his room or in his vehicle on the road. school path.

The man, who exerts a real influence, says words of love to her and evokes his desires of paternity with her.

These facts last seven long years, during which the mother lives in denial at best, at worst in approval of the acts.

In 2015, the man must face justice for other acts committed outside the family circle.

This volunteer firefighter, who created the French association for rescue and first aid, intervenes in colleges to give lessons.

He was sentenced to twenty years in prison, together with a two-thirds security period, for having taken advantage of this status to commit six rapes on minors encountered on this occasion.

His placement in detention in the Nîmes remand center does not prevent him from doing harm.

The supervision of the prison in question

Behind bars, Raymond A. pushes his partner to send him naked photos of his daughter-in-law. The victim is forced to miss school to visit the detainee "

three to six times a month for two and a half years

", reports France 3 Occitanie. During his visits, out of sight of the prison guards, the fifty-something raped the victim again, while his mother closed her eyes:

"He was waiting for my mother to put her head on his shoulder and look away

“, said the teenager to the investigators. It was not until October 2018 that the victim became aware of the situation and found the strength to denounce the actions of Raymond A. to the authorities. At the same time, a prison guard reports suspicious behavior to his superiors. "

He was imprisoned for pedophilia and we had big doubts, that's why we reported his behavior

," he said.

There remains the question of understanding how this abuse could have lasted for so long in a prison establishment, supposed to be particularly watched. “

The functioning of justice and the prison administration will be among the elements to be addressed. You have to understand how a person sentenced to the maximum sentence for pedophilia can end up isolated with a child in a prison

,” noted the defendant's lawyer, Ludovic Para, in the columns of

Midi-Libre

. Raymond A. continues to deny the rapes of which he is accused, while recognizing "

impulses

" towards the victim. For psychiatric and psychological experts, his denial makes him a man with a "

social dangerousness

“Obvious, as well as the mother, who presents”

a criminological dangerousness

“His

behavior evokes a perverse dimension, she denies everything while victimizing herself

”, they add.

The verdict is expected on Thursday.

Source: lefigaro

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