Rape case: Seven years in prison required against Moroccan signer lamjarred

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In addition to a five-year expulsion from French territory, the Advocate General has asked for a seven-year prison sentence against singer Saâd Lamjarred in the rape case. The Advocate General claims that although the rape was proven, the celebrity was not a sexual predator when he made his argument before the Paris Assize Court on Thursday.

The case dates back to October 2016, with Lamjarred being accused of raping a 20-year-old woman in a Paris hotel. According to the version that the young woman had told in tears and trembling on the stand, Saad Lamiarred had suddenly become violent as they kissed, before raping and hitting her.

Saad Lamjarred strongly denies any sexual penetration and just admits having, by “reflex”, “brutally pushed the face” of the young woman. “When we are in a boy’s room at 8:30 in the morning, we know that he wants to go further”, thunders the singer’s lawyer, Jean-Marc Fedida, in his argument, attracting several criticisms on social networks.

Saad Lamiarred’s lawyers devoted a large part of their pleadings to dissecting the morals of the complainant, “someone from the world of the night, who knows the codes and knows how to stage himself on social networks”, insists master Fedida. The defense of women also points to a diversification of versions. The judgment should be known this Friday during the day.

Mouad Boudina

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