Europe 1 with AFP 10:11 p.m., January 22, 2022

Mathieu Hanotin announced on Saturday to withdraw "all the delegations" granted to one of his assistants in charge of disability after his indictment for rape.

Abdelmajid Bouhenna, deputy mayor of Saint-Denis, was indicted on Saturday for "several rapes" and placed under judicial supervision.

The mayor of Saint-Denis (PS) Mathieu Hanotin announced on Saturday to withdraw "all the delegations" granted to one of his assistants in charge of disability after his indictment for rape.

Abdelmajid Bouhenna, deputy mayor of Saint-Denis, was indicted on Saturday for "several rapes" including a victim under 15, and placed under judicial supervision, said the Bobigny prosecution.

The mayor of Saint-Denis indicated, in a press release, to have been "warned by the public prosecutor of Bobigny that Abdelmajid Bouhenna, was presented today to an examining magistrate within the framework of an investigation for acts of rape".

A reminder of the town hall's commitment against this violence

"Without calling into question the principle of the presumption of innocence, but given the extreme seriousness of the charges and the serenity necessary to conduct the affairs of the municipality, I have decided to immediately withdraw all of his deputy delegations," said Mathieu Hanotin. Abdelmajid Bouhenna is the 14th deputy mayor of Saint-Denis, in charge of disability, access to rights and inclusiveness.

The mayor of Saint-Denis asked that he "leave public life by resigning without waiting for the municipal council".

The municipality "recalls its commitment to the fight against sexist and sexual violence and against violence against women and strongly reaffirms the necessary respect to be given to the words of the victims", concludes the press release.

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