Three years in prison were required on Wednesday by the Namur prosecutor’s office before the Dinant criminal court, against a man prosecuted for rape and indecent assault with violence or threats committed on a 15-year-old girl , on the night of January 20 to 21, 2020, in Ciney.
The man was on prison leave at the time of the events and was staying with one of his friends, who had agreed to help him with his social reintegration. It was with his daughter that he had a sexual relationship. 33 years old at the time of the facts, the defendant does not dispute this relationship with the young girl. But she was, according to him, consenting.
“I first had a conversation with her daddy who said he wouldn’t mind becoming my stepfather. Then I spent the whole night chatting with her in the kitchen. kissed then we went to his room. We then came back to the kitchen “, he explained during the hearing. “At 10pm, maximum, my daughter is in bed. I never gave my consent”, replied the young girl’s dad.
The latter had first denounced having been a victim of rape, before going back on her remarks and affirming that the relationship was consented. This one nevertheless presents a mental retardation and learning. According to a specialist, “She does not know the limits of her body and cannot give consent to have sex.” “The rape is established because she could not validly consent to this relationship. This man took advantage of this vulnerability to achieve his ends”, requested the Namur prosecutor’s office.
The defense asked the court not to accept this rape prevention. “The defendant did not act by surprise or by cunning.” Judgment expected on June 16.