He is now targeted by a "sixty complaints" of potential victims. Joel Le Scouarnec, Jonzac's ex-surgeon, who was implicated in another pedophilia case involving four minor victims dating from 1989 to 2017, is under investigation. Who could make him guilty of pedophilia on a very large scale.
It is during a search of his home in the context of the case for which he will be tried early in 2020, that the investigators discover several notebooks in which appear more than 200 names of minors, girls and boys. Handwritten, these notebooks detail sexual acts. New investigations are therefore launched under the authority of the prosecutor's office of La Rochelle to search for and interview other possible victims.
Assaults that may have occurred "as part of hospitalization"
"At this stage, about sixty people have been heard and wished to file a complaint," says La Rochelle prosecutor Laurent Zuchowicz at the microphone of Europe 1. "Complaints that are necessarily crossed with other elements, for example documents established during hospitalization, testimonials etc ". Because the work of the gendarmes of the research section of Poitiers, in charge of the investigations, is complicated: "It is about a work of investigation which requires time and rigor.And at this stage, any exploitation anticipated is necessarily premature ". A difficulty accentuated by the supposed seniority of the facts.
Especially as the prosecutor leaves open the possibility that the alleged assaults took place "in the context of hospitalization". So to say that the facts happened when the victims were weak or sleepy? "That's exactly what is being audited," he says at the microphone of Europe 1.
As for the suspect in the case, the investigators wait to receive further complaints before hearing it. But "the number [of complaints] is evolving.We collect complaints as and when," says the prosecutor to AFP. It is only after his hearing that the prosecution may decide to open a possible judicial inquiry, entrusted to a judge.