a former student from Toulouse in custody in a rape investigation

A former student of Sciences Po Toulouse was in custody this Friday as part of a preliminary investigation for rape, while the week was marked by the denunciation of sexual violence in the IEP.

According to The Midday Dispatch who revealed the custody, the complainant was interviewed by the police on February 6 and was able to give a description of the respondent.

Facts dating back to September 2018

For the past week, the prestigious Institutes of Political Studies (IEP) have been affected by a wave of testimonies from students reporting sexual violence.

These students claiming to be victims or witnesses of sexist behavior and violence, including rape, have multiplied the messages on social networks with the hashtag #sciencesporcs which is inspired by #balancetonporc, launched in October 2017 after the questioning by American producer Harvey Weinstein.

Tuesday, Olivier Brossard, the director of the IEP of Toulouse, during a press conference, delivered the “facts (which) date back to September 2018, in the context of an evening” of integration “.

At the end of December, the victim came to see the head of Sciences Po Toulouse and gave his identity. She was then taken in charge and “we encouraged her to give us the name of the attacker and a written testimony,” Mr. Brossard added.

Two reports in Grenoble

In Grenoble, the prosecutor Eric Vaillant for his part affirmed to have opened investigations after having received “two reports of sexual assault by the management of Sciences Po Grenoble on January 25 and February 8.”

On Friday, several dozen students from IEPs in Strasbourg and Grenoble met to denounce the “culture of rape” present, according to them, in their establishments.

“Our IEPs remain marked by the culture of rape”, declared Loriane Guidal, student and co-president of the feminist collective Arc-en-Ci.elles.

“It seems to us that the ‘Grande école’ culture favors this violence and the omerta that surrounds it,” she added.

Source: A la Une – Le Progrès | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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