This is a new indictment for Nordahl Lelandais. Already suspected of the murder of little Maëlys in 2017, that of Corporal Arthur Noyer (in April of the same year in Savoie) and accused of sexual assault committed on two grand cousins (aged four and six at the time of the facts) ) just before the death of Maëlys de Araujo, the former dog handler therefore once again came into contact with the law.
Extracted Wednesday morning from his cell in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier (Isère), Nordahl Lelandais, 37, is again indicted because he is accused of sexual assault on another little cousin, according to concordant sources. It was an examining magistrate from Charleville-Mézières who informed him of this indictment, after he spent the night from Wednesday to Thursday in a place kept secret.
The facts would date back to March 2017, when she was 14 years old
At the beginning of February, the gendarmes of the research section of Reims had heard him in police custody as part of a judicial investigation opened after the complaint of this little cousin, who accused Mr. Lelandais of sexual assault. The facts denounced by the teenager would go back to March 2017 - she was 14 years old - that is to say a month before the assassination of Corporal Arthur Noyer (in April 2017 in Savoie).
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In a video broadcast in the summer of 2019 by BFMTV - where she appears in the shadows without being able to recognize her, her voice having been modified - she recounts that she was touched on the day of her father's burial from his "big cousin". The respondent then allegedly threatened to kill her if she said anything. Two years later, the girl complained after confiding in her mother.