Essonne: a police officer already convicted of rape flees while in police custody for domestic violence

A 45-year-old police officer, convicted at first instance by the Essonne Assize Court for rape, fled after being held in police custody for domestic violence, Agence France-Presse (AFP) learned, Tuesday March 12, at the Evry public prosecutor's office

Essonne: a police officer already convicted of rape flees while in police custody for domestic violence

A 45-year-old police officer, convicted at first instance by the Essonne Assize Court for rape, fled after being held in police custody for domestic violence, Agence France-Presse (AFP) learned, Tuesday March 12, at the Evry public prosecutor's office. The police officer had been placed in police custody as part of an investigation opened after a complaint of violence filed by his partner on March 5, detailed the same source, confirming information from Politis.

Friday morning, the accused was transported to hospital and his police custody was lifted because “incompatible” with his state of health, the prosecution further clarified. “Two or three hours later, he pretended to want to go to the toilet and fled,” continues this source. The prosecution then opened a judicial investigation for violence by a spouse resulting in incapacity of less than eight days and issued an arrest warrant. At this stage, he has not been found.

In her complaint of March 5, her partner "mentions domestic violence which allegedly took place on the night of March 3 to 4" and for which she was given two days of total incapacity for work (ITT), again specified the prosecution. The official was, moreover, under judicial supervision before being arrested for these facts, while awaiting his appeal trial after a first conviction by the Essonne Assize Court.

Already convicted of rape and released under judicial supervision

On September 12, he was sentenced to ten years of criminal imprisonment for rape, sexual assault and violence against three companions, committed according to the victims between 2008 and 2014.

The policeman's ex-partners claim that he used a knife or his official weapon to intimidate them, reports the weekly Politis. Placed in detention following his first trial, he was released under judicial supervision on November 10. According to our colleagues, the victims also deplore the fact that the police officer is not obliged to wear a distancing bracelet while awaiting the next trial, which was to be scheduled within two years.