The former bagad d’Auray penn-soner, indicted for rape and harassment, will be released from pre-trial detention on Tuesday to be placed “under house arrest under electronic surveillance,” AFP learned on Monday from a judicial source.
Loïc Le Cotillec “was placed under house arrest under electronic surveillance. The prosecution has not appealed against this decision, ”said Rennes prosecutor Philippe Astruc, in an email to AFP confirming information from the lawyer for the music director of bagad. Loïc Le Cotillec was remanded in custody on October 25, 2019.
“He will be released tomorrow (Tuesday),” Sahand Saber, lawyer for Loïc Le Cotillec, told AFP on Monday. “Justice finally seems to gain height and suggest the greatest caution in the face of the charges against Loïc Le Cotillec”, responded Me Saber. “Those who want to condemn him too quickly must see in this decision a firm reminder of the principle of the presumption of innocence”, added the lawyer, assuring that Loïc Le Cotillec “will strictly respect the obligations which accompany his house arrest under electronic surveillance “.
The former bagad d’Auray penn-soner is targeted by four complaints and under five indictments, including rape, sexual harassment and malicious phone calls. “The alleged facts occurred between May and September (2019). In one case, the aggravating circumstance “by person in authority” was retained, “said the Rennes public prosecutor in January 2020.
The young man, composer and singer, had taken the reins of the formation in 2014 before his sudden departure in September 2019. Created in 1951 by the railway workers of Auray, Kevrenn Alré (name of the association of bagad d’Auray) is one of the oldest groups of traditional Breton inspired music and dance and regularly performs abroad.
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