French Superior Council Of Judiciary Member Indicted For Sexual Assault

“Summoned to the plenary formation (of the CSM) on June 17, 2020, for possible breaches of his ethical obligations, Mr Jean Cabannes tendered his resignation on June 12, 2020,"

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A member of the Superior Council of the Judiciary indicted for sexual assault (Jean Cabannes, photo of the Superior Council of the Judiciary

A member of the Superior Council of the judiciary was indicted in May for sexual assault in the Paris metro and was also confined under judicial control according to AFP report on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from a judicial source.

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It was also projected that four different women were victims of the sexual assault between the periods of 2018 and 2020 by a man who always presents each time the same ‘modus operandi’ and in the same sector of Paris.

The accused person here is Jean Cabannes who an officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honor and of the National Order of Merit, who also holds a doctorate degree in law and has held senior positions in the Senate.

Mr Cabannes, 65, was a member of the Superior Council of the Judiciary from 2019 but no longer appears on the official website of the institution.

“Summoned to the plenary formation (of the CSM) on June 17, 2020, for possible breaches of his ethical obligations, Mr Jean Cabannes tendered his resignation on June 12, 2020,” the CSM said in a statement on Wednesday.

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His lawyer, Me Olivier Baratelli, said his indictment was the questioning of honesty itself, “Jean Cabannes proclaims his innocence and sees this questioning as an infamy. The presumption of innocence, so often flouted, still prevails and always”.

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