The alleged abductor Bérényss, a 48 year-old farmer arrested Tuesday Meuse, was indicted and jailed yesterday after being confused by his DNA found on the underwear of the girl of 7 years and the story of his victim.
“He acknowledged the facts of kidnapping but denies the facts of sexual assault,” said the prosecutor of Briey Yves Le Clair.
“He apologizes to parents,” said his lawyer, Me Caroline Pelas-Renoir.
The father of three children has been indicted for “kidnapping, forcible confinement and sexual assault on a minor” . He faces 10 years in prison.
Since his arrest Tuesday morning at dawn, he remained prostrate, refusing to cooperate with the police.
But eventually, “he gave real explanations judge, he becomes aware of what is happening and the consequences. He regrets not having spoken in custody and is very affected by what he did, “said his lawyer.
Presented by one of his former lawyers as” a stubborn guy, very stubborn, “with” a rough personality, not necessarily accessible to a full understanding, “the farmer was in financial difficulties had to submit in early April, to a DNA sample for inclusion in the national database of DNA. He had been forced under another complaint for sexual assault filed by three families.
The man is indicted for kidnapping Bérényss last Thursday around 15 hours, while it was cycling to his village Sancy, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, close to home.
Around 23 hours, he finally released his captive, in Grandpré, in the Ardennes.
According to the prosecutor, the initiation of abduction alert was “critical” to convince the kidnapper to release his hostage.
“Someone from his family sent him an SMS, Thursday at 22 h 25, expressing tripping him a warning and removal of a suspect driving a white vehicle, similar to his. We are therefore certain that he knew wanted to, “confirmed a source close to the case.