theTheir 7-year-old daughter’s behavior ended up alerting the parents. The little boy lost weight, had daily stomach aches, and started wetting the bed again. Above all, she no longer wanted to see her grandfather. In April 2019, she ended up turning herself in under pressure from her parents. Child…
theTheir 7-year-old daughter’s behavior ended up alerting the parents. The little boy lost weight, had daily stomach aches, and started wetting the bed again. Above all, she no longer wanted to see her grandfather. In April 2019, she ended up turning herself in under pressure from her parents. The girl then recounted three episodes her grandfather touched at home or in the pool between January and April.
For parents, their little daughter does not invent anything. They were careful not to leave the grandfather with his granddaughter alone. It must be said that the 70-year-old man of today, once had to deal with the police after malicious calls, with sexual connotations, to dozens and dozens of teenagers. In the family, familiar with the antecedents, there is no reason to doubt the child’s speech.
On 9 April 2019, a complaint was lodged. Which led the septuagenarian to the Bayonne Court, on January 18, to respond to acts of sexual assault. Recognizing his attraction to young children, the man provokes a medical follow-up to this topic. But he denies opposing the facts described by his granddaughter. “Everything I am accused of is completely wrong,” he shouted at the pub in the preamble.
The man is burning. He has explanations for everything. “I totally know the limits, there was no representation,” he repeats, while acknowledging that he still looks at child pornography on the Internet. And the president chokes, “But it’s already a paragraph of the law, you have to understand it.”
He did not budge, these accusations are the result of a gang against him, after a heated discussion with his daughter-in-law, a few days before the complaint. She was going to manipulate the 7-year-old into checking on him. Along the same lines, he explained his lustful supplications to his wife’s state of health, and then took her to a psychiatric hospital at that time. “He has no income or relationship!”, the prosecution responds.
“How would you expect a 7-year-old girl, detailing three facts, sick, with bodily scars, to invent anything?” Lee Bertisbury, the child’s attorney and his parents protest.
“I know exactly the limits”
Grandfather, former teacher, social services official (formerly Ddass) and then county employee, pool swimmer, filled his life with children. For the prosecution, the “criminal seriousness of a homosexual man” is not in doubt. Caroline Barzel asserts that “the position of the master, who collectively denies this, is troubling.” As for the defense, only the granddaughter’s word is “made credible by precedent.” Anna Bushuk insists that situations, in public, are “extremely intolerable”.
The man in his 70s was convicted of sexual assault and given an 18-month suspended prison sentence. He will have to pay 5,000 euros to the victims, be forbidden from contacting his granddaughter, from appearing at the municipal pool and from engaging in activities in the presence of the palace.