The mother of one of the young women who filed a complaint against the singer Jean-Luc Lahaye for rape and sexual assault was indicted on Thursday for not having denounced the facts.
“Following a painful interrogation, my client was indicted for non-denunciation of a crime,” his lawyer Me Vincent Demory told AFP. “She does not intend to dispute it. She was prepared for it and understands its full significance.” “My client recalls her affection for her mother,” for her part, told AFP Me Nathalie Bucquet, lawyer for the two complainants.
The hearing of the mother of the other complainant, who was also initially summoned for an indictment by the judge in charge of the investigation, was postponed “sine die” due to her state of health, according to his lawyer Chantal Corbier d’Hauteville.
They would have asked their daughters to keep the facts quiet
The two mothers are suspected of having encouraged their daughters, then teenagers, to have relations with Jean-Luc Lahaye and would then have asked them to conceal the facts. On Monday, the 69-year-old singer’s daughter was indicted for “witness tampering” in this investigation, suspected of having pressured the complainants to keep quiet.
The star of the 1980s was indicted on November 5 in Paris, in particular for “rape and sexual assault of minors over the age of 15” after the denunciations of the two young women, born in 1998 and 2000. The alleged facts, qu he contests, would have started in 2013. Already convicted for offenses with minors in 2007 and 2015, he was remanded in custody.
Among the two complainants is the teenager to whom Jean-Luc Lahaye had asked to indulge in sexual games by webcam, when she was 15 and 16 years old. He had been sentenced for these facts to a one-year suspended prison sentence on May 18, 2015 for corruption of a minor.
This new case received strong media coverage with the publication of numerous articles, sometimes delivering elements of the procedure, which prompted the young women to file a complaint in December for invasion of privacy, violation of professional secrecy and secrecy. of instruction. “The plaintiffs and their lawyer would like the breaches of the secrecy of the investigation to be sanctioned and that the criminal proceedings continue more calmly, with respect for their private life”, underlined Me Nathalie Bucquet.