Acquitted at first instance in 2018, Georges Tron, former Secretary of State, was sentenced on appeal to five years in prison, including three years closed, for rape and sexual assault in a group.
The verdict is finally in, after more than 11 hours of deliberation. Wednesday evening February 17, Georges Tron, 63, was sentenced to five years in prison, including three years for rape and sexual assault on one of the two former municipal employees at the town hall of Draveil (Essonne). He is released on charges of the other complainant, who left the room when the verdict was announced. The two victims have accused Georges Tron since 2011 of having imposed touching and digital penetrations on them between 2007 and 2010.
Ex-Secretary of State also receives six-year ineligibility sentence and automated sex offender file entry, reports The world. Brigitte Gruel, ex-assistant to Culture, on the dock, was found guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison suspended for complicity in rape and sexual assault in a meeting. However, two people accused of the same facts are acquitted. Agence France-Presse relayed the long-awaited verdict of the president of the court: rape and sexual assault in a meeting on Virginie Ettel on two occasions, in November 2009 and in January 2010, "are established by the constant and detailed statements of the victim". On November 15, 2018, the mayor of Draveil (Essonne) and Brigitte Gruel were acquitted at first instance, but the prosecution had appealed.
Finally sentenced, George Tron therefore spent a first night in prison, a great satisfaction for activists and feminist associations, such as Dare feminism!