BOUAKE COURT OF APPEAL
BOUAKE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
TOUMODI COURT SECTION
JUDGMENT N° 292/2013 OF 11 JULY 2013
THE PROSECUTOR
VERSUS
A.C
Violation of moral norms – Sexual indecency –Sexual indecency committed on a
10-year-old girl - Elements -Conviction.
The accused must be declared guilty and sentenced, as he admits to
have lured the girl to his room and slept with her.
THE COURT
According to the interrogation report in the event of flagrante delicto dated 5
July, 2013, AC was brought before the criminal court under the charges of
having in Assounvoue, Toumodi Council, during the year 201, committed an
act of sexual indecency on NM aged 10 years old;
Offence provided for and punishable under article 356 of the penal code;
From the documents of the proceedings, it emerges that Mr. NG, who
seized the Toumodi Brigade of the National Gendarmerie with a complaint
against AC, explains that the latter was designated by the girl NM as having
sexually abused her;
Questioned during the preliminary investigation, A.C admitted the facts,
stating that during the 2012 school holidays, he lured the girl to his room
and he slept with her;
During the hearings, the accused reiterated his initial admission;
The Prosecutor requested against the accused 05 years of imprisonment
and a fine of 200,000 F;
MOTIVES
On the nature of the decision
The accused appeared in Court;
It is appropriate to rule on the basis of counter argumentation;
On the public action
It is not disputed, as he himself noted at the bar of the court, that the accused
lowered the underwear of the victim and rubbed his manhood on the genitals of
the girl until ejaculation;
It is appropriate to find A.C guilty of the offense charged against him and to apply
on him article 356 of the penal code;
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