The third assailant of a Jewish man and his girlfriend raped during a burglary in 2014 in Créteil has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, the Val-de-Marne Assize Court having retained the anti-Semitic characterization, we learned Thursday from concordant sources.
Houssame Hatri was sentenced to 12 years in prison for robbery with a weapon with violence, said David-Olivier Kaminski, the lawyer for Jonathan, one of the victims.
The prosecutor's office upheld the conviction, which came on Wednesday, saying the attacker was 27 years old. In December 2014, Houssame Hatri forcibly entered the victims' apartment with two accomplices.
The couple tied up, the woman raped
Once back at Jonathan's parents' home, where he lived with his partner, the three men tied up the couple before searching the apartment for cash. "Jews don't put money in the bank," one of the attackers shouted with a gun in his hand, threatening to "beat" the young couple.
The young woman had been raped by one of the assailants during the robbery. The facts had provoked a strong emotion in France. The court on Wednesday acquitted Houssame Hatri of complicity in rape.
The other two attackers were sentenced in 2018 to 8 and 13 years in prison. Sentenced during this trial to 16 years in prison while on the run, Houssame Hatri was arrested in Algeria in 2020. After his first conviction in absentia, he was sent to trial for a new trial.
"For Jonathan, this is a legal page in this anti-Semitic case that is being turned," his lawyer said.