France: Illegal migrant sneaks into hospital and sexually assaults elderly women
On July 18th 2017, during the night, a man sneaked into rooms of a Clermont-Ferrand’s hospital and sexually assaulted elderly women, La Montagne reports.
“I felt a hand on my ankle, then on my thigh and on my posterior (…) he also tried to touch my bosom, I fought him off and he left,” explained an 80-year-old patient.
Another told a similar story. “I opened my eyes and I saw this man holding my phone,” began the woman, “I was very scared, I quickly sounded the alarm and the nursing staff came in the room”.
Back in May 2016, the man had been accused of sexual abuse by a young woman who knew him.
“This young man’s personality worries me,” said Hervé Lhomme, the city defender in the trial, “I really wonder about how dangerous he could be.”
The illegal migrant’s lawyer, Ms Faure-Comarias, defended him by saying that he needed help and should be allowed to stay in the territory “with his mother, brothers and sisters all legally living in Clermont”.
The man was given a one year suspended prison sentence, will be expelled from France and is forbidden from entering French territory for 10 years.