Imprisoned since November as part of an investigation for rape and sexual assault of two minors, singer Jean-Luc Lahaye was released and placed under judicial supervision on Tuesday, May 24, learned Agence France-Presse from a judicial source, confirming information from the Parisian. The investigating chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal had been seized of a new request for release by the lawyers of Jean-Luc Lahaye. Contacted, his lawyers declined to comment.
Aged 69, the star of the 1980s is suspected of having sexually assaulted two teenage girls when they were aged 16 and 17, from 2013. He was indicted on November 5, 2021 by a judge. instructions from Paris for “rape, rape and sexual assault of minors over 15, corruption of minors” and abuse of weakness. Placed in pre-trial detention, he immediately filed a request for release which was rejected at the end of November by the Court of Appeal.
The two young girls had lodged a complaint against the interpreter of singer dadthen retracted before filing a new complaint in early 2021, leading to the opening of an investigation by the prosecution.
In this case, the eldest daughter of the singer was indicted for “witness tampering”, suspected of pressuring the complainants to keep quiet. The role of the mothers of the two young girls is also examined by the investigators of the Central Office for the Suppression of Violence against Persons, in charge of the investigations: one of them was indicted for non-denunciation of a crime at the end of January .
The hearing of the mother of the second plaintiff, who was also initially summoned for an indictment, was postponed due to her state of health. The variety singer has previous convictions for offenses against minors in 2007 and 2015.
Among the two complainants is the teenager, then 14 years old, to whom Jean-Luc Lahaye had asked a few years ago to indulge in sex games by webcam. He had been sentenced for these facts to a one-year suspended prison sentence on May 18, 2015 for corruption of a minor. Jean-Luc Lahaye was also sentenced in 2007 to a fine of 10,000 euros for sexual relations with a 15-year-old minor.