Badminton Club Coach Arrested and Jailed for Rape of Minor

A 42-year-old man, coach at a badminton club in Haut-Rhin, was “indicted and imprisoned for rape of a minor over 15 years old by a person with authority committed in the context of of his functions”, we learned on Friday from Edwige Roux-Morizot, public prosecutor of Mulhouse, confirming information from BFM Alsace.

The accused was arrested on May 13 and placed in pre-trial detention on May 15, after 48 hours in police custody. He had acknowledged the existence of sexual relations but claimed that they were consensual.

A 19-year-old young woman filed a complaint at the start of the year to denounce acts of sexual assault and rape committed by her coach when she was 16, between 2021 and 2023. According to a source close to the case, he could There may be other victims of this coach employed by the Entente sportive de badminton (ES2B), founded in 2003. Several dozen people were interviewed as part of the preliminary investigation.

2024-05-27 07:10:00
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