During the trial that was held on April 23rd, 2019, I was honoured to represent a young woman who became a victim of sexual assault in September 2016 in Luxembourg. I hope that my support will allow to end the silencing of victims of sexual abuse, even if only a little bit. It is a battle we must fight together.
A September night turned into a nightmare for a 18 year-old girl:
On a September night in the year 2016, a young eighteen-year-old girl was riding the train on her way to the children’s home she had been placed in, coming back from visiting her mother. On the route from Rodange to Luxembourg station, a thirty-two-year-old man stepped into the same train compartment. He then allegedly exposed his private parts and invited the young girl to sit next to him. He proceeded to inappropriate and unwanted sexual touching. When she escaped, he presumably followed her until she could find help in the capital’s main train station. She lodged a complaint on the same night.
The law firm REAL Avocats à la Cour defended the victim during the trial on April 23rd, 2019. The State’s Attorney requested a sentence of 15 months with probation. A judgment is awaited on May 21st, 2019.
The articles published in the Luxemburger Wort on April 23rd, 2019 outline the facts of the case.