2 French Adolescents Are Accused of Raping a 12-Year-Old Jewish Girl, Motivated by Antisemitism

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    PARIS (AP) — Two adolescent boys in a Paris suburb have been given preliminary charges of raping a 12-year-old girl and religion-motivated violence, French authorities said Wednesday. French media reported that the girl is Jewish.

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    The attack elicited widespread shock and concern, notably after a surge in antisemitic acts in France since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.

    The girl reported a rape in the town of Courbevoie on Saturday, and three boys, aged 12 and 13, were detained, according to the regional prosecutor’s office.

    It said two of the boys were given multiple preliminary charges Tuesday, including aggravated gang rape on a minor younger than 15, violence and public insult motivated by religion, death threats, attempted extortion and unlawfully recording or broadcasting sexual images.

    The prosecutor’s office did not specify the girl’s religion or release her identity, according to policies for the protection of victims, as is standard practice for hate crimes in France. French media reports and the town mayor called it an antisemitic attack, and identified the girl as Jewish.

    The two boys are being held in custody pending further investigation, the prosecutor’s office said. The third boy was named as an assisted witness to the alleged rape, and placed in a special education program.

    Political leaders across the spectrum denounced the attack. France is in the midst of a blitz campaign for snap parliamentary elections June 30 and July 7, and the frontrunner far-right National Rally party has sought to make security and immigration key campaign issues.

    Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described the attack as ‘’awful,’’ and said police were limited in their ability to prevent such violence. ‘’It’s a problem of the parents … of authority. It’s a problem of society as a whole,’’ he said on BFM television.


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    Educated Archy
    Educated Archy
    28 days ago

    Islam is one big cult of hatred, rape and terror

    Conservative Carl
    Conservative Carl
    28 days ago

    These boys are adolescent monsters, but what the hell gives a 12 and 13 year old the idea of raping someone? Who are their parents? The average kid that age shouldn’t even be familiar with the existence of such an act, let alone having the ability to perpetrate it. I understand things are different in the non-Jewish world, especially in Fr*nch culture. But I wouldn’t be surprised if they heard an adult talking about his fantasies of violence against Jewish women and girls.

    Doc
    Doc
    27 days ago

    great way to stop it castrate the two boys and that will ring very clear to others!

    Robert Goldman
    Robert Goldman
    27 days ago

    Special education program? Oh hell no.. special woodchipper with a full blades and running extra slow with the shoot aimed into a pig farms feeders