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A new twist in the rape case of Saad Lamjarred

The situation is getting worse for Saad Lamjarred. According to information from Le Parisien, the investigative chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal decided on Tuesday to refer the Moroccan singer to the Assize Court for the alleged rape of a young woman (today 23 years old) in a Parisian hotel, in October 2016.

“The court of appeal thus overturned the order made last April by the investigating judge who had reclassified the acts as sexual assault and violence, referring the artist to the criminal court. His accuser, who had appealed, has therefore just won his case”, can be read in the columns of the French newspaper.

Questioned by the media, the young woman’s lawyer, Jean-Marc Descoubes, said he was satisfied with the decision. “(…) The investigating chamber made a rigorous reading and analysis of the facts, and did not follow the prosecution which asked for confirmation of the correctional referral. Rape is a crime, the assize court is competent,” he added.

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