Justice rejects the request for release of Jean-Luc Lahaye, suspected of rape of minors

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Justice rejected on November 18 the request for the release of singer Jean-Luc Lahaye, indicted for rape of minors.

Justice rejected on November 18 the request for the release of singer Jean-Luc Lahaye, indicted in particular for suspicion of rape and sexual assault on two minors, we learned Thursday from a judicial source, confirming information by BFMTV.

The star of the 80s, 68, is suspected of having sexually assaulted two teenage girls, then aged 15 to 17, from 2013. He was indicted on November 5 in Paris for “rape, rape and sexual assault of minors over 15, corruption of minors “and abuse of weakness. He has since been remanded in custody. On November 18, the investigative chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal rejected his request for release, according to the judicial source.

The young girls, born in 1998 and 2000, had lodged a complaint against the interpreter of “Papa chanteur”, then retracted before filing a new complaint at the beginning of the year, leading to the opening of an investigation by the parquet. “I regret this decision, which is however not surprising insofar as it is based on a file in which all the investigations have been carried out”, indicated Me David Apelbaum, who defends the singer with Me Camilla Quendolo, the day after the indictment and imprisonment of his client. “Judicial information will help restore the truth,” he added.