‘You have no empathy’ – French court condemns Algerian migrant who raped 21-year-old

By John Cody
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An Algerian man with a deportation order was denied early release for raping a 21-year-old woman near Boulevard Foch in Maine-et-Loire, France, in May 2022. The presiding judge condemned the suspect for his attitude towards the attack.

“You have no empathy,” Bruno Sansen, the judge for the investigating chamber, told the suspect during his hearing.

This Wednesday, May 10, 2023, the investigating chamber of the Court of Appeal of Angers decided to extend the detention of the 30-year-old suspect, and his request for early release has little chance of success.

The homeless man had followed his victim, aged 21, before attacking her in an incident caught on a surveillance camera. The perpetrator, who was drunk and under the influence of drugs at the time of the events, denied being the perpetrator, and declared to the investigators to have been “shocked while watching the video.”

However, police took DNA from the scene of the crime and matched it with the perpetrator.

The suspect was already under an obligation to leave French territory (OQTF) under a deportation order. The court is holding him in detention, according to Ouest France.

In extreme cases, illegal migrants with multiple convictions have not only not been deported, but went on to rape or murder victims. In October 2022, a Congolese migrant attempted to rape a 24-year-old French woman because he did not have enough money for a prostitute, telling police, “I wanted to have a beautiful White (woman).” Last month, Walid E. was accused of raping a 96-year-old woman in her own apartment.

Despite 82 percent of French people being in favor of new laws to deport migrants, under Macron, only about 15 percent are actually deported. In some cases, such as Algerians, only 0.2 percent are actually deported to their home country.

Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron admitted that half of all crimes in Paris are committed by migrants, while other figures indicate that two-thirds of all crimes are committed by foreigners and persons of foreign origin.

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