Michel Pialle, the husband of Karine Esquivillon, missing for two months in Vendée, and his children will file a complaint for cyberharassment, announced Thursday his lawyer. "Since the disappearance of Karine Esquivillon, Michel Pialle, her husband, and their children, are victims of many malicious acts online likely to characterize the offense of cyberharassment," said Antoine Ory to BFMTV.
Some of the perpetrators of these acts, "particularly heinous in the context that the family is currently going through", are "already identified and will soon be targeted by a criminal complaint", said Ory. The lawyer was instructed to "systematically file a complaint".
"Normal to suspect him"
Karine Esquivillon, 54, disappeared from her home in Maché (Vendée) on March 27. It was her husband, Michel Pialle, who had raised the alarm. It is "normal that we suspect him," acknowledged their daughter, Eva-Louise, to BFMTV. "When we see the cases today, the first suspect is the husband or ex-spouse," she added, defending her father.
"There was the scientific police who came, there were searches, research, everything computer was taken. My father is totally transparent, he says he understands that he is suspected even if it is hard. Ourselves as children, it's very hard," she told BFMTV.
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Since the disappearance of his wife, Michel Pialle says he is convinced that she left voluntarily, especially because of their degraded relationship. After more than twenty years of living together and three children, the couple continued to live under the same roof but had separated "three or four years ago", according to him. A few moments after his wife vanished, he also received a message from Karine's number accrediting this fed up: "Tired of living together but not as a couple, I decide to leave". A few text messages will follow until March 31, before the radio silence.
A judicial investigation for "kidnapping and sequestration" was opened last month, and the investigations - entrusted to the research section of the gendarmerie of Nantes - continue.