• The young woman (whose first name has been changed to name the case), now aged 26, lodged a complaint in 2010 for rape against twenty firefighters.

  • At the end of ten years of investigation, three firefighters, first indicted for "rape" and "sexual assault" were finally returned to correctional for "aggravated sexual abuse".

  • The Court of Cassation rejected, in March, the requalification of these facts, but broke two elements, those same which are being studied this Tuesday by the investigating chamber of the court of appeal.

The Julie case experienced a new stage on Tuesday before the Versailles Court of Appeal.

The young woman (whose first name has been changed to name the case), now aged 26, filed a complaint in 2010 for rape against twenty firefighters when she was 13 to 15 years old.

At the time in a severe depressive state and following a heavy drug treatment, she claims to have not been able to give them her consent.

But at the end of ten years of investigation, three firefighters, first indicted for "rape" and "sexual assault" were finally sent to a criminal court for "aggravated sexual assault": according to the magistrates, the absence the victim's consent - constituting rape - was not established since the latter notably accepted certain sexual acts and not others, or initiated relations.

If the Court of Cassation rejected, in March, the requalification of these facts, the highest court broke two elements, those same which are being studied this Tuesday by the investigating chamber of the court of appeal.

European court of human rights

The magistrates are studying whether, on the one hand, the period of the alleged "sexual abuse" of the main defendant is longer, and whether, on the other hand, other firefighters than the three already referred to the criminal court could be concerned by prosecution for “corruption of a minor”. The decision of the Versailles Court of Appeal is expected in several weeks.

At the same time, Julie's mother and her lawyers Lorraine Questiaux and Marjolaine Vignola announced that they had filed a complaint on October 14 with the constitution of civil party for "rape" and "corruption of a minor" against 17 firefighters who were not brought to justice. exam.

“We consider that the crime of sexual assault is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights,” explains Lorraine Questiaux.

Me Marjolaine Vignola adds as a grievance the length of the procedure - more than 10 years of investigation - and the "violence of the procedure" for Julie, who is now 26 years old.

Justice

Julie case: The firefighters involved will not be tried for "rapes"

  • Sexual violence

  • Firefighters

  • Paris

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  • Rape

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