TRIAL A young woman accused a Paris magistrate of having “suggested” her into prostitution
The Nanterre courthouse (Hauts-de-Seine), February 19, 2019. — Clément Follain/20 Minutes
Yes, he paid her well. more than 200,000 euros in two years, but it was “so that she would stop prostituting herself as soon as possible” A Parisian magistrate prosecuted for pimping by his former prostitute companion has been arrested. relaxed Monday evening by the Nanterre Criminal Court. He was blamed for to have given money to her ex-partner whom she used to finance her travels and the rental of apartments for her activity.
The young woman, a 24-year-old Gabonese, traveled between ten and fifteen days a month for her activity. She could earn up to 8,000 euros monthly. She accused the defendant of having “suggested;” to prostitute. “I knew she was a prostitute, but I loved her,” the magistrate, who alone took care of the baby; of the couple when his companion was away.
Any assistance to prostitution is prohibited
The 60-year-old was in a relationship with her after approaching her on a paid dating site. She had initially stopped his activity, before resuming it. A real “ suffering” for him, he described.
The parquet floor, which has not been followed by the court, had requested a sentence of death; six months suspended sentence against him. “The Penal Code generally criminalizes any form of assistance to the prostitution of others” the public ministry. The magistrate was prosecuted for aiding, assisting or protecting the prostitution of others.
“We are going too far”, reacted the defense lawyer , Pierre de Combles de Nayves. “It's all about facilitation. at that time, if he buys her at eat, it facilitates its activity; so?” he asked. “Who dares to claim that the gentleman intended that the mother of his son, whom he welcomed into his home,” who he was paying, is prostituting himself?” he also asked, pointing to “emotional issues” of his client. A version retained by the court, which decided; in its meaning after a short deliberation.