The revelations of sexual assault in judo multiply in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Sexual assault does not spare any sport. According to France Info, the Ministry of Sports has already received 33 denunciations in judo for facts that took place in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais.

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On November 1, “Le Parisien” published the testimony of a judoka recounting having been raped by her trainer when she was a minor 10 years ago. The man was indicted for four alleged rapes of minors.

This former executive of the French Judo Federation between 2012 and 2016, coach in a club in the North of France, has since been suspended by the federation, AFP learned from concordant sources. sexual violence in sport is finally free

The man, in his sixties, is no stranger to the world of judo. He was part of the federation’s steering committee for four years. A source told AFP that it had already been reported.

Another part of the federation

According to information from France Bleu Nord published this Thursday, November 19, another former national executive is also targeted by accusations of sexual violence. This former president of the Nord committee is a former president of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais league and a former member of the management committee of the federation.

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Still according to France Bleu Nord, he has four dojos to his name in the region and was a judo teacher in these four towns in the region.

One of his former students said he was seen as a “guru”. It evokes humiliations and psychological violence. “Jhave had testimonials from girls who have been sexually assaulted and more than that, she said.

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This coach was suspended from all federal activity and had already been disembarked from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais league in 2015 even if he continued to teach.

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