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Supporters of Charente Amateur Club Convicted for Torturing and Assaulting Fellow Member

Three supporters of the Charente amateur club were convicted on Tuesday for acts committed between 2015 and 2017.

France Télévisions – Sports Editorial

Published on 02/20/2024 22:45

Reading time: 1 min Football balls on the Angoulême lawn, November 24, 2019 (ANTOINE MASSINON / A2M SPORT CONSULTING)

Three supporters of the Angoulême amateur football club, aged 24 to 40, were sentenced on Tuesday February 20 in Charente to sentences ranging from 10 to 18 years in prison for having martyred, assaulted and raped one of theirs. They were tried for rape, habitual violence and extortion of a vulnerable person, by the juvenile court, since at the time of the facts, committed between 2015 and 2017, one of them was under 18 years old.

The victim, a 52-year-old man, was declared disabled following this trauma. He was, like them, part of the “Commando Fada”, a former association of supporters of the Angoulême club then playing in the fifth division (National 3). “The court gave me back my dignity. It took a long time, but when I see the sentences, it’s fair”he reacted to the press.

The anti-Semitic nature of the violence not recognized as an aggravating circumstance

Two ex-members of the National Front were sentenced. The forty-year-old Yann Chabernaud was sentenced to the heaviest sentence, 18 years in prison, in accordance with the requisitions of the attorney general. Jérôme Nouhaud, 30, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. A third man, a minor at the time of the events, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

They had notably assaulted the victim in a wood near Angoulême and had extorted his bank card to finance the activities of the group of supporters. The victim’s apartment had been sprayed with swastikas and anti-Semitic insults, but the anti-Semitic nature of the violence “was not recognized as an aggravating circumstance”, which is regretted by the lawyer from the Avocats sans frontières association, Aude Weill-Raynal, who is a civil party to the trial. A fourth man, who was prosecuted for rape, was acquitted by the court.

2024-02-20 21:45:11
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