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Former Paralympic champion again indicted on suspicion of rape

2022-02-04T14:37:20.895Z

Patrice S., a former Paralympic champion converted into a masseur-osteopath, was again indicted on Tuesday for additional suspicions of...



Patrice S., former Paralympic champion converted into a masseur-osteopath, was again indicted on Tuesday for additional suspicions of rape and sexual assault which he disputes, AFP learned on Friday February 4 from a judicial source, confirming Team information.

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According to the sports daily, he is being prosecuted for a rape and five sexual assaults he allegedly committed on patients in his Paris office, between 2019 and the summer of 2021. “

He disputes the facts. It is a procedure which causes him enormous harm because he is perfectly identifiable in the press and finds himself overnight without a profession and, because of his disability, in the greatest difficulty to exercise a new profession

, "reacted with AFP his lawyer Me Ian Knafou.

He was placed under judicial supervision and can no longer exercise the time of the investigation, according to his lawyer.

"

He's an extremely combative person, he intends to face this new ordeal

", added the advice of this former Paralympic champion, blind following a bullet received in the head at 6 years old during a game of hunt.

He had already been indicted for rape and sexual assault and placed under judicial supervision, in June 2021, after the complaint of a first patient.

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The investigators subsequently launched a call for witnesses from his patients.

Patrice S. was a gold medalist at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta (1996) on the tandem cycling track, then silver medalist at the Paralympic Games in Athens (2004).

Source: lefigaro

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