Sexual assault: six months of suspension of detention against Ibrahim Maalouf

Judge in front of Créteil court Friday, the Franco-Lebanese trumpet player was judged to have embraced a fourteen-year-old trainee in 2013.

Ibrahim Maalouf on his arrival at the Créteil court on Friday 9 November.

Six months of suspended imprisonment: this is what the public prosecutor requested on Friday, November 9th against Franco-Lebanese trumpetist Ibrahim Maalouf, tried in the court of Créteil (Val-de-Marne) for sexual violence on a 14-year-old student. The judgment will be made on November 23rd.

According to the version of the young woman, who is now 18, the musician would have kissed her for the first time one evening at the exit of a cinema. a "Kiss with the tongue" according to her, a "Peck"according to Ibrahim Maalouf, who was 33 years old in 2013. For him, she was the girl at the origin. "I took her wrists, I went away from her, without hurrying her."

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Two days later, according to the girl's version, the musician would have kissed her again, this time in her recording studio, where she was doing an internship. He wanted to "Captured by the pond", imitating a sexual act. "I felt his cock behind me on my buttocks"she had told the investigators.

This second sequence never existed, for his part he held at the bar the trumpet player, winner of four victories of music and a Caesar of the best music in the film. "Under no circumstances did I have any physical or sexual attraction" for this "Teenager"assured, feeling, however, "Guilty" of "Not being able to set limits".

The girl was judged "credible" by the public prosecutor

The parents did not report the facts until a year later, after confiding in a doctor. He had begun to scarify himself and to have eating disorders, and since then he has made several hospitalizations and therapies. "How do you want a girl whose health conditions are objectively degraded, lying, not at all, just because she would have been upset about being rejected?"the public prosecutor pissed off in his requisitions. And turning to Ibrahim Maalouf: "It takes more than the right to attribute this to a 14-year-old girl."

No doubt for him, the girl, who wanted to be a trumpet player and had recognized "Fascinated", " fallen in love " of the musician, it is "Credible". C & # 39; was "Surprise" is "Constraint"he said. In his argument, the lawyer of Ibrahim Maalouf, Maud Sobel, spoke "In love" of a girl who "I would have liked this transgression to continue". He pleaded for absolution, finding that there was no evidence to support his guilt.

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"I thought it was something fantastic that happened to me"the girl said at the bar. "I was grateful to him, I had the impression that he had given me a disproportionate importance, at my age, with his notoriety, it took me a long time to realize that it was not normal". "I know I'm telling the truth"said this student in letters with a timid but firm voice.

In his observations, the public prosecutor indicated the "Not dangerous" Ibrahim Maalouf, and noted that he did not want to demand that the latter, who teaches music to young people, can no longer work with minors. "There are times when it can happen to each of us to commit crimes"he said.

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