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“Scooter rapist” in Grenoble: these confessions which allow the suspect to be put in prison

A suspicious man of being the "rapist & the scooter" wanted &agrav; Grenoble was é indicted and placed in pre-trial detention. The individual admitted to one of the seven facts with which he is accused, but is still presumed to have committed the crime. innocent.

First confessions. The day after his indictment, the suspect mané being the "rapist& the scooter" signal by several women made statements to investigators. He admitted "a single act of rape […] for which he is confused by his DNA" the prosecutor clarified  of the Republic of Grenoble, Eric Vaillant, this Monday April 8 during a press conference.

The suspect However, the 22-year-old made no confession concerning the other affairs for which he is suspected. As a reminder, the judicial information on the case of the rapist & the scooter was opened, on March 29, by the public prosecutor à about seven facts: two rapes, an attempted rape, a sexual assault, an attempted extortion and two acts of violence committed between the 8th of February and March 16. After the filing of a new complaint by a woman thinking she was a victim of the rapist the scooter during an attack on the night of December 16 to 17, 2023, an eighth case could be added to the case. this long list. While other testimonies appeared in the press, the magistrate declared expect & "at least two or three complaints likely to come up" and ensured that all "will be treated with attention and diligence" whether or not they are linked to the case of the rapist. the scooter.

Indictment and placement in provisional detention

The young man domiciled &agrav; Fontaine, in Isère, was é arrested on April 5. He was é indicted and placed in provisional detention after his release before an investigating judge on Sunday April 7. If the suspect only admitted to one of the seven facts with which he is accused, "the investigation continues for know whether or not we can actually blame him for all the facts" assuredé the prosecutor. According to the magistrate, the man faces 15 years in prison if he is found guilty and 20 years if the "serious character" rape is recognized, but à At this stage the suspect still benefits from the presumption of innocence.

The suspect confused by DNA

While the investigation has begun, on March 29, the suspect was able to be identified; thanks to à a DNA analysis carried out urgently by the Lyon national police laboratory. These DNA traces were found in a rape case, but the genetic profile did not appear in the automated national file. genetic fingerprinting (FNAEG). The suspect was, however, able to be found; thanks to the genetic robot portrait and research in parenting which made it possible to reduce the number of potential suspects and guide investigators.

In addition to using genetic data, the police officers in charge of the case carried out ; &agrav; significant cross-checking and investigation work to arrest the suspect. The man is described as acting alone mounted on a scooter, always dressed in black and his face partially concealed, it was difficult for investigators to trust the composite portrait established thanks to him. this to the testimonies of the victims. A precise report by the prosecutor Éric Vaillant had also been é widely relayed on social networks: the document gave the description of a 20-year-old man, European type, without accent, approximately 1 .70 m and of normal build, even slightly plump, brown eyes, fair complexion and rather red hair. therefore focused on cross-checking the testimonies of the complainants, but also the exploitation of video surveillance cameras, on television demarcation ;phonics made at the times and at the locations of the attacks, and à the brand of the scooter used by the attacker.

The public prosecutor refused to further specify the profile of the suspect despite the fact that the leak of information to the press. He neither affirmed nor denied this. certain hypotheses are raised, such as the one which questions the suspect's consumption of alcohol or drugs. The magistrate simply indicated; that the man was a rather well-integrated person, "which will justify psychological and psychiatric expertise" to better discern his profile. The suspect had already été heard for a fact when he was a minor, but had not been indicted and therefore had not been recorded in the font files.

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