NewsBrutal rape on 12-year-old girl in Paris: Teens face serious charges

Brutal rape on 12‑year-old girl in Paris: Teens face serious charges

National and local representatives speak out during a rally against anti-Semitism in front of the town hall of Courbevoie, a suburb of Paris, France, 21 June 2024. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the town hall of the northern Paris suburb for a rally organized by the parties elected at the city hall following the alleged rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl on 15 June. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON Dostawca: PAP/EPA.
National and local representatives speak out during a rally against anti-Semitism in front of the town hall of Courbevoie, a suburb of Paris, France, 21 June 2024. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the town hall of the northern Paris suburb for a rally organized by the parties elected at the city hall following the alleged rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl on 15 June. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON Dostawca: PAP/EPA.
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Malwina Witkowska

21 June 2024 20:46, updated: 21 June 2024 21:11

Teenagers committed a brutal attack on a 12-year-old student. The girl was raped and beaten by several teenagers in an abandoned building in Paris. The 12-year-old's boyfriend received a video recording from the perpetrators, which included a short message.

As reported by the British service "Daily Mail", the 12-year-old's boyfriend received a video depicting the gang rape. The video contained a single message: "Look at your girlfriend". The recording showed the teenager crying and in pain. It turned out that at least one of the three attackers was known to the boyfriend.

They raped the 12-year-old. They have been charged

Two boys have been charged with very serious crimes, namely: gang rape, death threats, and anti-Semitic insults and violence.

According to "Daily Mail" reports, prosecutors emphasise that if found guilty, they face a maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment. They would serve a sentence in a juvenile detention centre. This is a penalty that constitutes half the sentence an adult perpetrator of gang rape could receive.

The third suspect, who is 12 years old, has been given the status of a witness to the rape. He has simultaneously been charged with related crimes. He has not yet turned 13, so if found guilty, he will be supervised by a selected educational institution.

Brutal rape in France

As reported by "Daily Mail", one of the attackers was the girl’s ex-boyfriend. According to her account, the teenagers forcibly dragged her into a shed as she was walking through a park to her home. Then, a third minor joined them, insulting the girl because of her faith, using profanities and calling her a "dirty Jew".

According to the preliminary testimony of the 12-year-old, she was beaten and thrown to the ground. The perpetrators threatened to burn her by holding a lighter to her face. The girl was then raped. The attackers told her she would be killed if she reported it to the police.

The teenager returned home and told her parents what had happened. A gynaecological examination confirmed that the girl had been raped multiple times. Soon after, the three boys were arrested. According to the media, the girl's ex-boyfriend was angry that the victim had not told him she was Jewish.

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