ABIDJAN COURT OF APPEAL
ABENGOUROU COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
JUDGMENT N° 308/2013 OF 11 NOVEMBER 2013
THE PROSECUTOR
VERSUS
G.N
1/ Violation of moral norms – Sexual indecency - Sexual indecency
committed on a girl below 15 years – Offence confirmed by medical
doctor - Conviction.
2/ Violation of moral norms - Sexual indecency committed on a girl
below 15 years - Civil action – Non-constitution of civil party by the
father on behalf of her daughter - Notified.
1/ The accused must be declared guilty and sentenced, as the facts have
been confirmed by the consulting medical doctor, and there is no doubt
that he is the perpetrator.
2/ On the civil action, the father of the minor victim is given notice of his
non-constitution of civil party, since he has declared not to be a civil party
on behalf of his daughter.
THE COURT
Having regard to the documents of the proceedings;
Considering the requisitions of the Prosecutor;
And after having deliberated in accordance with the law;
According to the interrogation report in the event of flagrante delicto
dated 10 September, 2013, G.N appeared before the Abengourou Trial
Court to answer for the acts of sexual indecency committed with
violence on a minor under 15 years.
These offences are punishable under article 355-3 of the penal code.
On 08 September, 2013; Mr. T.S. seized the Abengourou Gendarmerie
Brigade with a complaint against G.N for sexually abusing his daughter
T.R, aged 12.
He explained that, not residing in the same yard as his daughter, he
was informed that the latter complained of pain in her vagina;
That, when pressurized with questions, she recounted having suffered
sexual violence at the hands of G.N, a barber in the neighborhood.

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