Achraf Hakimi accused of rape: can he go to jail? Two opposing versions

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“Achraf Hakimi accused of rape: can he go to prison? Two opposing versions”

Achraf Hakimi accused of rape: can he go to prison? Two opposing versions

PSG player Achraf Hakimi has been indicted for rape Thursday, March 2, 2023. While he defends a completely different version than the young woman who accuses him, what does the Moroccan international risk?

Achraf Hakimi is in turmoil. The PSG football player has been indicted for rape this Thursday, March 2, 2023, announced; Nanterre public prosecutor's office. Since the first revelations of the Parisian, the Moroccan international has never stopped to proclaim his innocence, his lawyer going so far as to denounce, this Friday, March 3, in a press release; sent to The Éteam, "an attempt at racketeering" from the 24-year-old, who says she was raped, Saturday, February 25, at the Boulogne-Billancourt home of Achraf Hakimi. But concretely, what does the player 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 social networks. 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.

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 charges against Achraf Hakimi?

According to Le Parisien, 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 statements relayed by Le Parisien, proceeded; to digital penetration without his consent. She would have finally succeeded in push him away, before leaving the premises.

Where 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 presumed 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 is Achraf Hakimi's response?

Achraf Hakimi has still not spoken. 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 Team. "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 result in the summoning of the player. Furthermore, the latter could not read the contents of the daybook.

What is no longer the case when there is an indictment. As explained to The Éteam Achraf Hakimi's lawyer, "the indictment measure that followed [his] hearing is a compulsory passage for anyone who is the subject of a rape charge and finally offers to Mr. Hakimi the possibility to defend himself by giving him a large number of rights, first and foremost that of reading the file”.

Achraf Hakimi married and father of two children

This accusation brought to against Achraf Hakimi arose at the end of a new weekend where the footballer stayed distant lands. Injured since the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Bayern Munich on 14  February, he was not traveling to; Marseille, Sunday evening, to follow the Classico. 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, 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).

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