Georges Tron is free.

The former mayor of Draveil in Essonne was released from the prison of Health in Paris on March 29.

The ex-elected LR had been imprisoned there since February 2021 after the verdict of his appeal trial for rape and sexual assault before the Paris Assize Court.

Thanks to a sentence adjustment, Georges Tron is now free to move during the day, but remains placed under an electronic bracelet, his lawyer Bertrand Burman said on Wednesday, confirming information from the newspaper

Le Parisien

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At the end of a procedure with twists and turns, Georges Tron and his former assistant for Culture in Draveil, Brigitte Gruel, were found guilty of having imposed touching and digital penetrations in November 2009 and January 2010 to a municipal employee, Virginie Ettel, under cover of plantar reflexology sessions.

Possible to meet him in the streets of Draveil

Definitively sentenced to a five-year prison sentence, two of which were suspended after the rejection of his appeal in cassation, the former Secretary of State had indicated in December his intention to seize the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR ).

In its judgment, the Court of Cassation considered that the Assize Court had indeed “characterized” the various elements “constituting the offenses of which it declared the accused guilty”, which Georges Tron disputed.

“He lives in Draveil, it is quite normal that he be seen in the streets of his city”, commented on Wednesday the current mayor of Draveil, Richard Privat, very close and former first deputy of Georges Tron.

“His release is by right, it is justice that speaks but we are worried about the place he will take in the majority, he has revenge to take”, declared to François Damerval, elected (EELV) in the opposition, citing the "great influence" of the former mayor.

Today, Georges Tron is no longer a municipal or community councilor.

In addition, an instruction "for witness subordination" is still in progress, the Evry prosecution confirmed on Wednesday.

In this part, he is suspected of having put pressure on Virginie Ettel when she had denounced the facts of rape.

A dismissal was pronounced in 2018 but the investigating chamber had requested new acts of investigation, relaunching the investigations.

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