His "white marriage project had taken the turn of a forced marriage", according to a source close to the investigation.
A 29-year-old Algerian, suspected of having raped a young woman whom he wanted to force into marriage to acquire French nationality, was indicted and imprisoned in Riom in Puy-de-Dôme on Sunday evening, according to reports. judicial sources.
Installed since last year in the prefecture of Haute-Loire, the individual was presented Sunday afternoon at the criminal investigation center of Clermont-Ferrand, after two days in police custody.
He was indicted for "rape and violence against a person in order to force him to conclude a marriage" and placed in pre-trial detention, declared the public prosecutor of Clermont-Ferrand, Eric Maillaud.
The alleged pregnant victim
The man, who wanted to acquire French nationality, had convinced the young woman several months ago to marry him, with the promise to give him 15,000 euros according to the latter.
She told investigators that they had made an appointment together with a registrar from Puy-en-Velay.
The young adult added that following physical violence and rape which led her to find herself pregnant, she had told him that she wanted to undergo a voluntary termination of pregnancy. New violence on Friday afternoon in a street in Puy-en-Velay provoked the intervention of passers-by, the arrival of the police and the placement in police custody of the suspect.