The athlete Benjamin Compaoré in February 2020 in Paris - Henri Collot / SIPA

The athlete Benjamin Compaoré will be summoned to court in late June for repeated domestic violence and was placed under judicial supervision this Thursday, said the Créteil prosecution this Saturday, confirming information from the Parisian . The European triple jump champion is accused by his partner of having repeatedly raped her, from August 26, 2019 until March 23, the public prosecutor said. The latter complained to the police station of Nogent-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) on Monday.

Referred for "usual violence resulting in total incapacity for work of less than 8 days on a spouse or partner", the 32-year-old triple jump champion will have to appear on June 30 before the Créteil court.

European champion 2014 and medalist at the world indoor championships in 2016, Benjamin Compaoré has so far been prohibited from appearing at the home of his companion and entering into contact with her, according to the prosecution.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Thursday that domestic violence had increased by 36% in the area of ​​the Paris Police Prefecture, which includes Val-de-Marne. To try to combat this consequence of confinement, he also announced that women victims of violence will now be able to report directly to pharmacies, which will be responsible for alerting the police.


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  • Sport
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  • Violence against women
  • Domestic violence
  • Triple jump