Nightclub sting: investigation for “false denunciation” in Orléans

The prosecution opened an investigation after the complaint of a 19-year-old young woman who claimed to have been stung without her knowledge during an evening at a disco.

The Orleans prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for “false denunciation“After the complaint of a 19-year-old young woman who claimed to have been stung without her knowledge during an evening at a disco, he announced this Tuesday, June 7 in a press release.

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The young woman, who had filed a complaint on April 18, 2022 for “unknowingly administering a harmful substance“, said to have been stung “by a man and a woman in a nightclub in Saint-Loup-des-Vignes“(Loiret), between Montargis and Orléans, according to the press release from the prosecution. The victim “said he felt a sharp burning sensation in his forearm, weakened to the point of not being able to move and lost consciousness” and “showed a reddish trace resembling a puncture mark“, according to the same source. An investigation opened by the Orleans prosecutor’s office had been entrusted to two Loiret gendarmerie units.

“Impossible” allegations

Meanwhile, the young womaninformed the national media (in particular BFMTV, France 3 and TF1) of the facts“, said the prosecution. Finally, the investigations carried out by the gendarmes and the hearings of the victim, his friends, and the bouncers of the discotheque “established that the complainant’s allegations were implausiblewrites prosecutor Emmanuelle Bochenek-Puren. The complaint was dismissed on May 6 for “no offense“and the prosecution has opened a new investigation for”false denunciation of facts constituting a crime or misdemeanor which exposed the judicial authorities to useless investigations.” The prosecutor specifies that three other investigations are in progress on the jurisdiction of the court of Orleans for “administration of harmful substance” for events that occurred in nightclubs and a bar between February and May 2022.

An unexplained wave of injections has affected young people since the beginning of April in nightclubs, bars and festivals throughout France, with complaints lodged in particular in Lille, Béziers, Nantes, Rennes, Strasbourg, as well as in Grenoble, Nancy, Lyon , Besançon, Valence or Toulouse.

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