Bernard Calami, 84, a retiree from Sauvé, was discovered responsible by a Hérault jury on Friday after an enchantment courtroom in Avignon that despatched him to 13 years in jail was thwarted.
His denials and his shaky reminiscence will not be sufficient. On Friday, September 9, Herault’s jury sentenced a retired Parisian psychiatrist within the Cévennes to 12 years in jail for the rape of two women below the age of fifteen and a younger lady who was thought-about particularly susceptible.
He solely acknowledged inappropriate gestures
Bernard Calami, 84, verbally admitted some inappropriate gestures throughout the trial, whereas denying that he had dedicated the rape. This determine of anti-psychiatry of the 70s, who had devoted a lot of his profession to treating addictions, retired in Sauve, within the Cévennes, the place he continued to take frail folks for remedy classes. On the identical time, he additionally abused the ladies round him throughout his keep in his home.
First conviction in 2014
The person was for the third time on the juryafter a primary conviction in a Garda jury in 2014, then an enchantment in 2017 earlier than a Vaucluse jury that was overturned for lack of proof for a conviction.
His attorneys Celestine Bifek and Alexandre Bertin will enchantment to the courtroom of cassation, assessing on the premise of an skilled opinion that their consumer, who suffers from a degenerative cerebral illness, was not within the mental state to defend himself in courtroom. Advocate Common Serge Cavayès demanded twelve years in jail from him.