“Children’s voices heard”

“No parent is prepared to hear such condemnation, or trained to collect such speeches. It’s going to break their world, ”Mr Tastet continued.

Previous life

There is one before and after December 28, 2016, the date on which the first complaint was filed Earlier, there were little girls aged 3 and 4, growing up in the vicinity of the Arkansas Basin, described as “full of life” and “playful”, Mr Marie Tastet, whose farm saved two families during the trial in Gironde’s Asis court.

“A Little Tornado”, another who only dreamed and talked about “Princess costume”, another who was spontaneous, liked to tell her short stories. Some were going to summer camp for the first time. “The attackers deprived them of their childhood innocence,” the lawyer added.


The truth has been revealed through various means. One young girl made her debut to her mother, the other to her sister in the parents’ car, the other victims were nominated by the author herself and others found by the investigation. “No one is ready to hear such condemnation, or trained to collect such speeches. It is their world that is breaking down,” Mr Tastet continued.

Other guardians were afraid to get involved as the case came to light. Between doubt and horror, the power of anger and frustration. Everyone responded as best they could to the quake. “But all the parents believed in their children, Marie Testett asks me. So much so that some went to the author to avenge their daughter. A

Parents whose children did not say anything were quick to connect with the change in their child’s behavior. “Shaking, withdrawal, anxiety or even night panic, sore throat”, list Mr. Testet. They were far from imagining what deep pain their children were struggling against. “Regardless of the legal nature of the law, once sexual intrusion occurs, it affects the child under construction,” explained one psychologist. A


“Despite themselves, the parents were trained, taken in the manner,” explained Mr Marie Testett. Police station, medical examination, appointment with psychologist, with lawyers, disclosure of more serious information. “The investigation was long, the case was twisted and twisted, it seemed endless to them. They took it very badly. “

“The debates are heavy, dense. Judgment was like a washing machine for them.

Everyone felt powerless in the face of the slowness of justice and guilt in handing over their innocent children to the accused. Some parents prefer not to know the details, never talking about it again. Others have gone through the whole file, getting as close as possible to their child’s experience and finding the truth. “It simply came to our notice then. But if they put a handkerchief on what happened, it was also to protect their children. ” Until the trial.


“Judgment was certainly expected but above all there was fear,” argued Mr Marie Testett. Would you tell the girls or let them go? Should we behave “as is” when we return in the evening? How do we respond to those who continue to deny allegations of rape? “Reviewing the victims’ interview recordings was painful for parents. The debates are heavy, dense. The trial was like a washing machine for them from which they are out, ”Marie Testet testified.

“There were five civil parties, but there could be many more,” Mr Testet said. Witnesses of the other children in the nap room were shocked to see what they should never have seen, but also the accused’s colleagues who blamed themselves for not identifying the attacker among them. The problem with this case: Everyone except the accused is guilty. A

After life

“The children were heard and the pain was heard, that’s the most important thing to them,” underlined Mr Testet. The decision, the punishment and especially the return to prison of the aggressor satisfied them. It has been good to talk to them during the trial. Despite everything, these small prey tick time bombs and require some long-term psychological follow-up. Weight gain or anorexia, onychophasia, loss of relationship with the father: stigma already exists. A

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