the essential Jean-Luc Lahaye, suspected of having sexually assaulted two teenage girls, was indicted and imprisoned this Friday. He was referred and remanded in custody.
On the other hand, he was placed under the more favorable status of assisted witness for “possession of an image of a child pornography”, according to a source close to the file. A judge of freedoms and detention (JLD) ordered his placement in pre-trial detention, in accordance with the requisitions of the prosecution.
His lawyers, Me Camilla Quendolo and Me David Apelbaum, declined to comment. The interpreter of “Papa singer” disputes the facts which are reproached to him, announced to the JLD Me Apelbaum at the beginning of the hearing. Jean-Luc Lahaye is suspected of having had sexual relations with two teenage girls who had between and 17 years, from 2013. He would also have “asked them, by internet and interposed cameras, to undress and take sexual poses”, according to Le Parisien , confirmed by another source close to the file.
A preliminary investigation opened early 2021
Also arrested on Wednesday, the singer’s daughter was in police custody for “witness tampering and complicity in rape of a minor over years “to be lifted the same day because of her state of health. Two women, heard for “non-denunciation of a crime and complicity in rape of a minor over 15 years”, were released on Wednesday and Thursday without prosecution at this stage.
The prosecution opened on Friday a judicial information relating to all the heads of police custody, said the judicial source. A preliminary investigation was opened early 2021, after a new complaint from the two young girls, born in 1998 and 2000. They had previously filed a complaint against the singer, but then retracted. Among the two complainants, according to Le Parisien , figure the teenager to whom Jean-Luc Lahaye had asked to indulge in sexual games by webcam interposed. He was sentenced for these facts to one year’s suspended prison sentence on 17 May 2021 for minor corruption.