David Montagné / Photo credits: LOIC VENANCE / AFP 14:50 pm, June 07, 2023

The public prosecutor of Roanne has just asked the investigating judge to refer the unaccompanied minor of Guinean origin to the juvenile court. He is suspected of having, in October 2022, sexually assaulted a girl in his room, after breaking into the family home in the middle of the night.

According to information from Europe 1, the prosecutor of the Republic of Roanne has just signed his indictment asking to refer this unaccompanied minor to the juvenile court of Roanne for sexual assault on a minor under 15 years old. On the night of October 20 to 21, the girl's mother had surprised the teenager at home, and had put him on the run. Alerted by his wife, the father of the family, who was working that evening, had managed, the next day, to find him with friends, and to take revenge.

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Suspected of having beaten the minor, they were quickly arrested by the police. The beatings earned the teenager ten days of ITT (total incapacity for work). The four defendants, aged in their thirties, were prosecuted before the criminal court of Roanne in the Loire. The father was given an eight-month suspended sentence on 7 March. At the same time, a judicial investigation was opened by the public prosecutor for "sexual assault on a minor under 15 years of age". The alleged attacker had been charged and remanded in custody.

The young Guinean has always denied any involvement. At the time of the facts, the latter had been residing for a fortnight in a specialized structure located a hundred meters from the parents' home. It is followed by the Child Social Assistance managed by the Loire department.

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Samples and DNA analysis had been carried out in the girl's room as part of the investigation. It is therefore likely that DNA traces of the minor were found, which would explain the decision of the Public Prosecutor's Office to prosecute him. It is now up to the investigating judge to decide whether to appear before the court. If this were the case, the young aggressor could face 10 years in prison for sexual assault on a minor under the age of 15.