TRIAL Sentenced at first instance after having disappeared with her daughter for eleven years, Priscilla Majani appeared again in court
The Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal. — P.MAGNIEN/20 MINUTES
- This Wednesday, Priscilla Majani appeared before the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal for non-representation of child and slanderous denunciation of her former husband.
- The 40-year-old went on the run with her daughter for eleven years, after a rape complaint against Camille's father was dismissed. She was found by chance during a traffic check in Switzerland earlier this year.
- At the hearing, the prosecution again requested prison for Priscilla Majani, considering that she had manipulated her daughter, in particular when filing a complaint, with the aim of keeping her away from her father and obtaining custody of her. exclusive de facto.
It’s been last March. Young Camille, a 16-year-old teenager from Var who has been living in Switzerland for several years with her mother, is skiing with friends. When she returns from her stay, her mother is no longer at the family home. In his absence, Priscilla Majani was stopped, during a banal roadside check. At the helm of the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal, Martine, the director of her Swiss school with whom Camille took refuge, remembers. “Camille knew that if something happened to her; her mum, she could contact someone she trusted.”
For years, Priscilla Majani has been the subject of two arrest warrants. That's it! eleven years since she left overnight the Var, with his daughter. At the time of her disappearance, Priscilla Majani was living, in the words of the general counsel of the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal Jean-Louis Persico, “”a conflictual separation&rdquo ; with Camille's father, who has joint custody of his daughter. “I’ve had to leave my country, admits Priscilla Majani to bar. I spent eleven years in hiding. I had a very good salary.”
”Daddy put the penis in my butt””
In January 2011, a complaint for rape against Camille targeting her father is filed. In a hearing broadcast at; the bar, between two colorings, the little blond head answers the relatively closed questions of the policeman. This is the second hearing of the little girl, whom her mother hears for the first time, crying, head down, in the dock. The policeman reconsiders a declaration of the little girl, according to which, according to her mother, she would have forgotten to tell the police to have been victim of anal rape by her father. “Dad put the penis in my ass, said Camille, then five years old. He was completely naked. He even kidnapped me. the panties.” “”How did you feel? How was it? Çtickled? Was it cold? Çdid you hurt ?” Between two questions, the little girl says she is tired, plays. And launches, in the face of repeated questions from the policeman: “It’s been cold. He hurt me very very badly. But I didn’t say it because I couldn’t remember.” “Why did you say you didn’t see your daddy’s penis then?” “Bah, because I turned around.”
An expert will assess the girl's tone as “recitative”. The complaint is dismissed after two days of investigation. “I reconfirm it to you and I say it to you. the whole Earth, claims to the bar of the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence his father Alain. I’n’ve never raped Camille. I'm not going to repeat it 100,000 times yet. First of all, as a father, it’s not my cup of tea. I’n’ve never raped a woman. I’ve never needed to do it and I don’t want to.”
In February 2011, a month after the complaint was dismissed, Priscilla Majani and her daughter Camille disappeared. “She left to protect her daughter,” the bar his lawyer, Sophie Benayoun. “For me, it’s an act of courage what Madame Majani did, because her love as a mother passed away. above all, at the risk of his life”, abounds his other lawyer, Me Myriam Guedj-Chauvet. The run of the mother with her daughter will last eleven years. Up to his arrest at the beginning of the year 2022. Since then, Priscilla Majani has been in prison. Last September, she was sentenced to five years in prison for slanderous denunciation of her former husband and non-presentation of a child.
“You organized quite astoundingly your departure with your daughter, which suggested that it was planned well before the filing without follow-up of the complaint, launches the president of the court of appeal from Aix-en-Provence Corinne Hermerel. Your daughter has been out of school since January. She no longer appears on any school list, no longer benefits from care reimbursed by the National Security. social. Your mobile phone stops transmitting very quickly.” “Why did Madame flee?, asks the lawyer for Camille’s father, Me Olivier Ferri. She is in the trap. Madam has deposited complaint. The complaint is dismissed. She knows very well that in the face of this type of accusation, if I press the button, it’s over for her. And that is what will happen elsewhere. It’s unavoidable. She had fired the cartridge too many, in order to distance Camille from her father.”
A hypothesis shared by the public ministry. “Since the beginning of this procedure, we have the impression that Madame Majani cannot accept that the father has rights, believes Jean-Louis Persico. It is the negation of the father by all means, including the manipulation of children to achieve its purposes.” For the Advocate General, Camille has indeed suffered from “parental alienation syndrome” on the part of his mother, and demanded, after a seven-hour long hearing, five years in prison, including four firm, at the end of the day. against Priscilla Majani. The decision was made. deliberation January 4th. For her part, as throughout the procedure, Camille, who refuses to see her father, was again absent. At the age of 17, she was placed under curatorship in Switzerland. On November 18, according to information from 20 Minutes, the teenager wore a complaint against his father for sexual, physical and psychological violence.