Orne Criminal Court. Young man accused of rape and sexual assault of his cousins

This Wednesday, May 15, 2024, the Orne criminal court is examining a case of rape and sexual assault which took place in a town in the department in 2019. The accused is a 23-year-old man. The two plaintiffs are her cousins.

At the Orne criminal court, a man is accused of rape and sexual assault. | WEST FRANCE


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This Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Alençon judicial court, the Orne criminal court examines the second file of the session opened this week by the court. A 23-year-old man is accused of raping and sexually assaulting his cousin and sexually assaulting a second cousin. The facts allegedly occurred in a town in Orne, in July 2019. At the time, the accused was 18 years old while the complainants were six years old.

The maximum penalty incurred is increased to twenty years in the case of minor victims under the age of fifteen.

Read also: “The rapes were repeated during the holidays”: a father sentenced to the Orne criminal court

Victims absent from the hearing

The two victims were absent from the trial opened by Dominique Veillard, the president of the criminal court. No request for closed session was made by the civil parties. The debates will take place, in the presence of the public, all day. The verdict is expected in the evening.

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