A night supervisor at the Paris Opera dance school was indicted at the end of March for touching and sexually assaulting two students, the Nanterre (Hauts-de- Seine) Monday April 26, confirming information from the magazine Marianne.
This 27-year-old man was indicted on charges of corruption of minors, sexual assault on a minor over 15 years committed by a person in authority, and sexual assault imposed on a 15-year-old minor. He was placed under judicial supervision.
The facts recognized by the supervisor
The facts took place in mid-March in the boarding school of the prestigious school, breeding ground for the Opera Ballet, which welcomes students – commonly known as “The little rats” – from 8 to 17 years old in Nanterre, Parisian suburb. “On March 17, two teenagers asked to see the headmistress of the school to reveal to her that they had been touched by a member of the staff”, detailed the Paris Opera. The director then asked the teenagers to file a complaint. In police custody, facing the territorial security of Hauts-de-Seine, the supervisor admitted the facts, according to Marianne.
A psychological unit was set up within the establishment the day after the disclosure of the alleged facts, assures the Paris Opera, which specifies that the establishment has filed a civil action. Founded in 1713 by Louis XIV, the dance school, directed by Elisabeth Platel, is one of the most prestigious dance establishments in the world.