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Disappearance of Lina: rape complaint “was poorly handled” according to family lawyer

The mother of Lina, the 15-year-old teenager who disappeared in Alsace on September 23, and her lawyer welcome the work of investigators to find the young girl, but regret that a complaint for rape filed by Lina was not investigated; better treated. 

Fanny Groll has not heard from her daughter, Lina, since September 23. "I would like to know, to understand", declaredé the mother à the press this Friday, February 2   Strasbourg. The 15-year-old girl disappeared after leaving her home. his home à Plaine (Bas-Rhin), to get to à Saint-Blaise-la-Roche station, located about three kilometers further. Judicial information "against X" was é open for "kidnapping and sequestration not followed by voluntary release of more than seven days". But despite this the significant research resources deployed, the investigation is progressing slowly, the last communications from the public prosecutor's office go back a long way. October 2023 and no lead was ruled out or privileged.

A complaint for rape "ill-treated"

During this Friday's press conference, Fanny Groll's lawyer, Me Airoldi, said he regretted that since the appointment of two investigating judges, ' quot;there is nothing left in the folder.quot;. He also pointed out that blames the treatment he considers poor of a complaint for "meal rape" filed by Lina two years before her disappearance. "I donçI donçhow this file wasé treaty by the Salerno public prosecutor's office,” he said. before asking for "explanations" on the dismissal of the complaint. At the end of January, the Saverne public prosecutor's office announced; having carried out &agrav; a new legal study of the complaint. According to the daily  Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, two men had admitted to sexual relations by claiming that he ;#39;was about consensual relationships.

However, "from the opening of the investigation into Lina's worrying disappearance, this information has been & oacute; immediately communicated and exploited by the investigators, had ensured the prosecutor of Saverne, Aline Clérot, as recalled by France Info. The two young men were also arrested. exonerated in Lina's disappearance, says the media. Lina's mother, Fanny Groll, announced: that she would become a civil party to allow the case to be re-examined by the Saverne public prosecutor's office. She believes that the justice system did not sufficiently "protect&eac;eacute;" his daughter.

A young man aged 20 wanted

The lawyer nevertheless insisted on this. salute "the long-term work of the investigators", "I have nothing " to repeat about the investigation itself. Just before the mother and her lawyer spoke, BFMTVannounced that the investigations had been completed. relaunched after a new report. Investigators are now on duty. looking for testimonies about a 20-year-old man. "Can you ask &agrave? your daughter if (…) she already has discussed, met; a man of around 20 years old, in a playground, during September 2023, they asked. by email to the parents of any middle school girl "having at least the beginningé his school year at the Frison-Roche college" où Lina was at school.

This man would have beené seen roaming around a playground located next door. Saulxures, à four kilometers from the road on which Lina's phone came. for the last time, reveals La Dépêche. The testimony of a friend of the missing girl also makes reference to the incident. a man who would have followed them à twice, eight days before Lina disappeared. "He opened the door, he stepped outside and he observed" my daughter, who was on the phone. He looked at her and she pretended to speak until the end. “what he leaves in the car”, the mother of this teenager had told.

This press conference is a call for action. by Lina's mother and her lawyer who hope that people with "reputable and concrete information" can come forward and advance the investigation. While Fanny Groll, had expressed his "frustration" not to be kept further informed of the investigation,  the lawyer indicated that a "partial return" must be given by the judges &agrav; the family by mid-March.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116