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Host Jean-Marc Morandini sentenced for “corruption of minors”

TV host Jean-Marc Morandini was sentenced Monday, December 5 by the Paris Criminal Court to one year in prison with a probationary period of two years for “bribery of minors” on three teenagers between 2009 and 2016, during electronic exchanges and a casting at his home.

“Despite the elapsed time, no questioning had been initiated” by Jean-Marc Morandini on these “transgressive acts”, said the president. However, she pointed out that it “It does not appear either from the file or from the debates that Mr. Morandini can be described as a predator or a pedophile”.

An announced call

“This judgment is incomprehensible and quite severe, and we intend to appeal this decision”reacted the defendant’s lawyer, Me Corinne Dreyfus-Schmidt.

The prosecution had requested against the star host of CNews, the chain of Vincent Bolloré, a year in prison suspended during the trial at the end of October. The court added a two-year care obligation as well as an entry in the file of perpetrators of sexual or violent offenses (Fijais).

“I am delighted that Mr. Morandini, who disputed the facts and was in denial, was found guilty by a reasoned judgment”reacted Me Francis Szpiner, lawyer for a victim and the association “The voice of the child”, saying he was relieved that the court had requested registration in the file of sex offenders.

A figure of the PAF

The figure of the PAF, absent during the judgment, responded to messages sent to two 15-year-olds, in 2013 and 2015-2016, which consisted for one of evoking sexual scenarios and, for the second, of asking him to ‘send a picture of him naked.

Jean-Marc Morandini, 57, who passed through Europe 1 in particular, was also tried for having asked a third 16-year-old teenager to undress and masturbate at his home in 2009 during an audition for a remake project. of an American film, which never saw the light of day.

During his trial in October, he admitted a “recklessness” but had defended himself by invoking in particular a form of” humor “. His lawyers had pleaded for release, castigating a file built on “very fluctuating statements” and parasitized by a supposed “media lynching”.

Source : WORLD NEWS

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