Singer suspected of rape of minors released

The investigating chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal finally accepted Jean-Luc Lahaye’s new request for release. Incarcerated since November, the singer was released on Tuesday, we learned from a judicial source, confirming information from the Parisian.

The 69-year-old 80s star is suspected of sexually assaulting two teenage girls when they were between the ages of 15 and 17, starting in 2013. He was indicted on November 5, 2021 by a court judge. Paris instruction for “rape, rape and sexual assault of minors over 15 years old, 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 role of the mothers of the two young girls examined by the investigators

The two young girls, born in 1998 and 2000, had filed a complaint against the interpreter of “Dad singer”, then 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 “tampering with witnesses”, suspected of having pressured 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 (OCRVP), in charge of the investigations: one of them was indicted for non-denunciation of 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.



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