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Former MP for the French centrist La République en Marche (LREM) party (now Renaissance), Pierre Cabaré, watches his trial as he faces accusations of sexually assaulting a former employee at the courthouse in Montauban, in the southwest of France, May 28, 2024.

The former deputy of the presidential majority in Haute-Garonne, Pierre Cabaré, was sentenced Tuesday June 25 in Montauban to fifteen months in jail, suspended for 5 years, and 5 years of ineligibility for sexual assault and harassment of his former deputy.

The felony court docket went past the requisitions of the prosecutor, who had requested a 12-month suspended sentence, through the trial on May 28. He additionally ordered his registration within the file of perpetrators of sexual or violent offenses (Fijais) and ordered Mr. Cabaré to pay 5,000 euros for authorized prices and a ten,000 euro advantageous.

The 66-year-old former parliamentarian, elected in 2017, had been vice-president of the ladies's rights delegation of the National Assembly till 2019. He was notably accused by his former deputy and parliamentary colleague, 44, of getting made quite a few sexist feedback and repeatedly caressed his buttocks between 2017 and 2019.

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During the listening to, the president talked about a “climate conducive to slippage” And “a particularly negative portrait described by five collaborators” of Mr. Cabaré, earlier than mentioning a photograph of the elected official carrying “a chapka and waving a fur tail coming out of the fly”.

“No sexual connotation”assured Mr. Cabaré, the sixty-year-old who’s a dental prosthetist explaining that he’s now withdrawn from politics, invested within the associative world and taking good care of his grandchildren.

“Everything was constantly sexualized”

At the bar, his former substitute had testified “very humiliating words” by Mr. Cabaré. “Everything was constantly sexualized”she added, additionally referring to her political profession, “collapsed” for the reason that denunciation of the defendant's actions in 2019.

In May 2019, 5 folks despatched an alert letter to the president of the bulk group Gilles Le Gendre, to the president of the Assembly Richard Ferrand, in addition to to the overall delegate of LRM Stanislas Guerini, which talked about “unacceptable and repeated actions” of the MP for the reason that begin of his mandate.

A letter “extremely political. For the sole purpose of excluding me from the group”had estimated Mr. Cabaré, who had held “to apologize that [son] behavior was misinterpreted”.

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The World with AFP

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