Achraf Hakimi accused of rape: a challenged narrative? The gray areas of the file

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“Achraf Hakimi accused of rape: a story challenged? The gray areas of the case”

Achraf Hakimi accused of rape: a story called into question? The gray areas of the case

The charges of rape at; against Achraf Hakimi resulted in the indictment of the PSG player. But the investigators have in their possession elements that could redirect the file.

It's hard to imagine that Achraf Hakimi's name will be written by Christophe Galtier on the score sheet on Wednesday during the Champions League round of 16 second leg between PSG and Bayern Munich. If he could be on the trip to Germany, the Parisian defender is much more concerned; by the accusations of rape of which he is the subject rather than by the round ball. The story told by a young woman, implicating the Moroccan international, is heavy. According to him, the 24-year-old would have proceeded to touching and penetrating without his consent after having invited the complainant to; his home. The alleged victim did not wear complaint but filed a handrail shortly after the events she allegedly suffered. An investigation was quickly carried out. open and the investigators quickly found "serious or concordant indications" having resulted in the indictment of Achraf Hakimi for the count of rape. He risks prison but the case is, it seems, far from complete. 

What prison sentence does Achraf Hakimi risk?

Indicted for rape, Achraf Hakimi faces a fifteen-year prison sentence, reports the L legifrance website. This is it of the basic penalty, because aggravating circumstances can be taken into account and in this case, the maximum penalty is twenty years. Among these aggravating circumstances, one already seems to have happened. relate to the player. "The perpetrator of the rape entered in contact with the victim via the Internet”, it is indicated. However, Achraf Hakimi and his accuser would have met via Instagram. À To this, other aggravating circumstances could be added, in particular if the victim was particularly vulnerable or if the perpetrator of the rape was under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, which we totally ignore for the time being.

Furthermore, additional penalties may be added. Among them, lists the service-public site, there are the injunction of care within the framework of a socio-judicial follow-up, the prohibition of stay in certain places for ten years maximum, or again the ban on holding public office. Finally, in case of conviction, it is entered in the criminal record, as well as the name of the perpetrator of the rape is added. to the file of perpetrators of sexual offences.

An investigation far from being closed

However, these provisions are obviously conditional on the elements present in the file. The examination of certain documents should be decisive. The  #39;Éteam indicates that the investigators were given the exchanges between the two on Instagram, as well as those concerning a conversation between the young woman and the friend who came to pick her up at Hakimi's home . This is where that the case could take another turn. Indeed, according to the sports daily, the discussion between the two women "appears much more opaque to the investigators, who are still trying to understand its meaning." Moreover, why does she refuse to file a formal complaint? Finally, the alleged victim did not wish to submit to the medical and gynecological examinations that have been given to him; proposed advances log.

For Achraf Hakimi's lawyer, the player has "firmly denied the accusations against him". Before adding: "In my opinion, it follows from the documents which are in the hands of the judicial police that Mr. Hakimi has, in this case, been the subject of an attempted racketeering.” Words that made the young woman's lawyer jump: "We will not tolerate any campaign of smear or destabilization in this country. its prejudice, as is unfortunately still too often the case for women who have the courage to denounce the acts of rape of which they are victims. If he stayed silent since the revelation of the affair, Achraf Hakimi has "sworn; that he was innocent" to his mother, interviewed by Al Araby, a Qatari channel.

Indicted, can Achraf Hakimi play with PSG?

This legal case comes to tarnish the image of Achraf Hakimi and upsets the club of the capital. In a few days, Paris will travel to Bayern Munich to play in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg. Defeats 0-1 at the Parc des Princes in the first way, the players of Christophe Galthier do not have the right to the error, they who always aim for the coronation in European competition. But will they have their Moroccan international for this deadline already? crucial?

Despite his indictment and his placement under judicial supervision, Achraf Hakimi may well be part of the group that will fly to Bavaria if his coach selects him. Indeed, judicial control is not accompanied by a ban on leaving the territory. The 24-year-old player will therefore be able to aligns to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. Stay at whether Christophe Galthier will lean on his full-back: not sure Hakimi has his head in football these days. However, he is present at PSG training. A first element on his condition should be given. during the match against Nantes, Saturday, in the league, ` Paris.

Hakimi accused of rape

What do we know about the rape accusations against Achraf Hakimi?

According < em>The Parisian, the facts would have taken place on Saturday, February 25, at; Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine). This is where where the footballer lives, very close to the Parc des Princes. After a discussion started on Instagram on January 16 and which lasted for several weeks, Achraf Hakimi would have ordered; a VTC   the young woman to go to his home. But things would have gone wrong, she explained. The 24-year-old reportedly kissed her mouth and her breasts by force, lifting her clothes. He would have, still according to his words relayed by Le Parisien, process to digital penetration without his consent. She would have finally succeeded in push him away, before leaving the premises.

Whereù is the investigation?

No complaints have been received. filed against Achraf Hakimi. The young woman who incriminates the footballer and testified on February 26 at the Nogent-sur-Marne police station (Val-de-Marne) did not wish to initiate proceedings, contenting itself with a " ;report of rape”. However, the justice has taken up the case on its own in view of the account of the alleged victim. The statements of the alleged victim are sufficiently substantiated ;es to characterize what is inscribed in the law as a crime.

Who is the alleged victim?

Le Parisienclaims that the alleged victim is 24 years old and lives in Fontenay-sous-Bois (Val-de-Marne). She would have come into contact with Achraf Hakimi on January 16, via the social network Instagram. Since then, the two exchanged. Who started discussion first? Were they already there? met before? The investigation should shed light on these various points. 

What does Achraf Hakimi answer? is still not expressed publicly since the revelation of this affair. However, he made it known through the voice of his lawyer, Me Fanny Colin, in the columns of Parisien, that "the accusations are false". The black dress assured him. : "serene", his client "stands at  the disposition of justice”. For its part, the PSG united around its player: "The club is in support of the player who has firmly denied the accusations and trusts Justice. PSG is an institution that promotes respect on and off the pitch."

Friday, the day after Achraf Hakimi was indicted,  reacted again via a press release; forwarded to; The ÉTeam. "During his audition, conducted at At his express request, Achraf Hakimi has firmly denied the accusations against him”, she insisted, recalling in passing that the indictment of her client, which followed his hearing, “is a compulsory passage for anyone who is the subject of an accusation of rape”. She was also delighted that this same indictment allowed the Moroccan international to obtain more rights, to start with "that of reading the file". The lawyer also denounced the fact that the accuser refuses, except for this stage, any confrontation, but also to lodge a complaint and submit to any examination, whether medical or psychological. And Me Fanny Colin concludes: "Mr. Hakimi has, in this case, been the subject of an attempted racketeering."

What is a "report of rape" ?

Achraf Hakimi does not this stage, not the subject of a complaint, according to the details of the Parisian. The words of the presumed victim were therefore taken into account. collected at the police station as part of a handrail. "His purpose is not to sue against the perpetrator, but to report the nature and date of the facts to the police. This may be useful in a future trial," the Ministry of Justice. This therefore did not lead to a summons of the player. Furthermore, the latter could not read the contents of the daybook.

Which is no longer the case when there is an indictment. As explained to The team Achraf Hakimi's lawyer, "the indictment that followed [his] hearing is a must; for anyone who is the subject of a rape charge and finally offers to Mr. Hakimi the possibility to defend themselves by giving them a large number of rights, in the first place that of having knowledge of the file”.

Married, Achraf Hakimi would be in the process of separation

This accusation brought to against Achraf Hakimi arose at the end of a new weekend where the footballer remained distant lands. Injured since the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Bayern Munich on 14  February, he was not traveling to; Marseille this weekend there. Above all, the defender was alone throughout the weekend at home. his home, where he resides with his partner and two children.

Indeed, as she put it; on his Instagram account, Hiba Abouk (36 years old), his wife, was at Dubaiï the last days. The companion of the Moroccan, whose relationship dates back to; 2018, went to the United Arab Emirates with their sons Amin (3 years old) and Naim (1 year old). However, the two are said to be in the process of separating. But it would not be directly related to to the case since discussions for a separation would have been engaged for several weeks according to El Cierre Digital. The age difference between the two would have become too problematic within the couple.

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