last February 11, Koffi Olomidé was expected at the correctional court of Nanterre to defend themselves from complaints filed in 2007, 2009 and 2013 by four of its former dancers. But the singer was absent at this trial that took place without him, behind closed doors. Monday 18 march, the correctional court of Nanterre was sentenced to two years suspended prison sentence for “sexual assault on a minor 15 years of age”. At the hearing, the prosecution had requested seven years in prison against the star of congolese rumba.
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Koffi Olomidé was prosecuted for “sexual abuse with violence, constraint, threat or surprise by person having authority” and to “sequestration”, for acts committed in the paris region between 2002 and 2006. For the other three civil parties who accused him of forced sexual relations, the singer of 62 years was granted a release. “This is a resounding victory. This is all the record of the prosecution crumbles”, proving that “the accusations contradictory” civil parties “did not take the road,’ immediately responded one of the lawyers of Mr Olomidé, Emmanuel Marsigny.
The two men presented by the prosecution as men of the hand, and prosecuted for complicity have been relaxed for the whole of the facts complained of. The civil party had claimed responsibility of these men in the supervision and confinement of the four complainants. They would have been responsible for the lead up to their boss when he expressed the desire.
Koffi Olomidé will however have to pay a fine of 5,000 euros to have facilitated the irregular entry and irregular stay in France of three of the complainants, and to compensate his victim at the height of 5,000 euros, also, in respect of his moral prejudice.
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indicted in February 2012 for rape, aggravated, Koffi Olomidé, has seen the charges against him re-qualified as a crime, and the proceedings referred to a criminal court. For the time being, the lawyer for the four complainants, has not yet commented on the decision of the first justice.