ASSISES Aged 36 at the time of the incident, the man who taught in a private college admitted to having had sex with one of his students 14-year-old
A 37-year-old man, a teacher in a private college in Annecy, is sent back to the Haute-Savoie Assize Court for raping a minor under the age of 15 for having had an affair with a student from 14 years old. — MATHIEU PATTIER/SIPA
- A 37-year-old teacher, who worked in a private college, will be tried before the Assize Court of Haute-Savoie for rape of minors under the age of 15.
- He is accused of having had a sexual relationship last year with one of his students who was then 14 years old.
- “The question of consent no longer arises. There is rape when the minor is under 15 and there is an age difference of more than 10 years, ”recalls the Annecy public prosecutor this Thursday.
A 37-year-old man, a professor in a private college, d’Annecy, is sent back before the Assize Court of Haute-Savoie for rape of a minor under the age of 15 for having had an affair with a student, we learned from the Annecy prosecutor's office.
The indictment order, which follows the submissions of the prosecution, has been issued. rendered on October 10 by an examining magistrate, indicated the public prosecutor of Annecy, confirming information revealed by the weekly l’Essor Savoyard on Thursday.
This teacher of literature, Latin and Greek is accused of of having had sexual relations with a schoolgirl between July 1 and September 6, 2021, when he was aged 36 years old and the victim 14 years old. According to a source close to the matter, they would have had exchanges of “high intellectual content” by email for several months at; from the confinement of the end of the year 2020, before their relationship evolved into “romantic relationship”.
“A relationship that could giving the impression of consent”
Their auditions drew “a relationship that could give the impression of consent,” says Annecy prosecutor Line Bonnet, but it “ as necessarily flawed” within the framework of the law of April 21, 2021 aimed at protect minors from sexual crimes and offenses and incest, voted a few months before this case.
“Under the empire of this new law, there is rape when the minor is under 15 and there is an age difference of more than 10 years. The question of consent no longer arises. There is a presumption of non-consent,” explains the Annecy magistrate.
After discovering their daughter’s exchanges with the teacher, the parents wore it. complaint in September 2021, which resulted in the opening of a judicial investigation. Incarcerated at the start of the investigation, the accused – who admits the facts – has since been released under judicial control.
A possible sentence of twenty years in prison
“ suspended from September 2021 by the rectorate, which is always the measure that is taken in such cases without prejudging the elements of fault or not”, specifies Marc Héritier, director diocesan of Catholic education in Haute-Savoie, recalling that he’s “”t”t’t be a teacher under public law, therefore his employer is the “national education” .
The management of the establishment where he was in post, the private college-high school Catholic Saint-Michel, did not wish to to comment due to ongoing legal proceedings.
The date of the trial, which will be held at behind closed doors, is not yet fixed. The penalty for rape of a minor under 15 is 20 years' imprisonment.