Strasbourg: A former psychiatrist sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape and sexual assault
May 20, 2018
The hearing was held behind closed doors. A former psychiatrist accused of rape and sexual assault by former patients was sentenced on Saturday to 13 years in prison by the Bas-Rhin Assize Court . Alain Pidolle was found guilty of raping two of his former patients and sexual assault on three others.
Aggravating circumstances for these acts, “committed to a vulnerable person by a person abusing the authority conferred on him by his position”, have also been retained.
Five young women had become civil parties
Arrested in 2013, Dr. Pidolle had been indicted on the basis of accusations by a 17-year-old girl at the time , claiming to have been touched at the doctor’s home in December 2012. Following media coverage From this first complaint , other young girls had come forward and had filed a complaint for sexual assault and for some for rape, mainly in 2012.
Before the court of Strasbourg , five young women had become civil parties, as well as the council of the order of doctors. The hearing was held behind closed doors, at the request of one of the civil parties…