The CEO of a large insurance group indicted for rape and trafficking in minors

According to a source close to the investigation, the businessman implicated would be Jacques Bouthier, the number one of Assu 2000.

Six people, including the chairman and CEO of a major insurance group, were indicted and placed in pre-trial detention on Saturday May 21, we learned on Monday from concordant sources, confirming information from RTL.

With varying degrees of involvement, they are prosecuted for “trafficking and attempted trafficking in human beings against minors”, “rape of a minor over 15 years old”, “use of prostitution of a minor” and “sexual assault on a minor under the age of 15”. They are also suspected of “criminal association to commit the crime of kidnapping and sequestration in an organized gang” and “possession of child pornography images”.

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According to a source close to the investigation in Figarothe businessman implicated would be Jacques Bouthier, the number one of Assu 2000. From a source familiar with the matter cited by RTL, a 22-year-old woman presented herself to Parisian police in March, explaining that for five years she had been “captive” of a wealthy man who raped her. Becoming, according to him, “too old for him”, the latter would have been forced to find a “substitute” to take over. A 14-year-old girl then took her place in the apartment. The complainant managed to film them together in a bed, before entrusting the video to the investigators.

The CEO, 75 years old and ranked among the top 500 fortunes in France, is suspected of having subsequently wanted to set up a team to kidnap the young woman, seize the video, and force her to leave the country. For this, the septuagenarian would have asked his wife, two employees of his company, a young woman close to the complainant, as well as a former gendarme member of the GIGN. All were indicted and imprisoned on Saturday, said a judicial source at the Figaro.

The investigation was entrusted to the Brigade for the Protection of Minors (BPM) of the Parisian PJ. A judicial investigation has also been opened. It is now up to an investigating judge to carry out further investigations.


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