Group rapes: the judge intervenes at the beginning of the release investigation

The investigation into the release of two major individuals detained for a week now in a case of sexual assault group will continue Wednesday.
On April 20, Blessing Dugbeh and a 19-year-old man appeared before Justice Claire Desgens of the Quebec Court on Tuesday.

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Thirty relatives and friends attended the start of the release investigation that was taking place at the Sherbrooke courthouse.

One of them even tried to intervene when certain facts were told, but Judge Desgens warned her that she was going to evict anyone who was going to intervene from the courtroom.

The Sûreté du Québec investigator has recounted the facts of the case, which are subject to a publication ban.

Two video statements of the complainants, some videos and a medical report were filed in court as exhibits.

The only major defendant at the time of the alleged events, 20-year-old Blessing Dugbeh is charged, among other things, with sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age.

The other individual can not be identified because records in the youth chamber have been allowed against him.

In the adult court, the 19-year-old is charged with sexual assault and incitement to sexual touching another teenager under the age of 16

Both individuals are accused of harassing a complainant so that she does not testify against them.

Marie-Ève ​​Phaneuf represents the Crown, while Me Mélissa Gilbert and Julie Beauchemin defend the accused.

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