A volunteer trainer is accused of raping minors in Normandy.


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A volunteer football coach in his sixties was indicted and remanded in custody for rape and sexual assault on minors committed in the Le Havre region.

The man was taken into custody in mid-October "for acts of rape and sexual assault on minors, with the circumstance that the victims, for a number of acts, were under 15 years old", indicated the public prosecutor of Le Havre Bruno Dieudonné, confirming information from the daily



The examining magistrate in search of new potential victims

According to Mr. Dieudonné certain facts date back to 1985 and "the three victims are men aged, roughly, from 22 to 35 years old today".

The sixty-year-old “does not dispute the materiality of the facts but he suggests that the victims were consenting.

There are three complaints but there are facts which are too old to be prosecuted, ”said the magistrate.

"The investigating judge will deepen the investigations to identify other young people who would have been under the authority of this trainer and who could have undergone the same things.

It is not impossible that we discover other victims.

He had put an end to his volunteer activities a few years ago on his own initiative, ”added the prosecutor.


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