Rape Victim Forced To Videotape Her Own Assault to Put Her Father Behind Bars

“A lack of so-called hard evidence has been known to unravel even a strong sexual assault case, but that shouldn’t be a problem for a 14-year-old French girl who thought to secretly film one of her allegedly abusive father’s attacks with a bedroom webcam.

Even after the victim had initially come forward, spilling details of the relationship with her father to a counselor at her school in Florensac, a small town in the southern Hérault region, police could not arrest him until she delivered video proof of her allegations. Now she’s in a women’s shelter, and he’s awaiting trial in Béziers prison. Investigators are still trying to gauge the mother’s complicity, though she appears to have been a victim as well.

Given that there’s little disputing the veracity or import of the webcam footage, the father’s attorney, Mathieu Montfort, has instead tried to downplay the frequency of such attacks: “There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce,” he was quoted as saying. “He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. His daughter says longer. But everyone should be very careful in what they say.”

Monfort also noted that his client said he “took no pleasure” in abusing his daughter and was “just messing around.” If his daughter hadn’t been able to bank on his ignorance of Web technology to outsmart him, odds are he’d still be messing around today.”…

The attorney’s comments are indicative of the way many people view the sexual abuse and rape of children and teens —‘poor guy…he lost his job and his wife wasn’t having sex with him anymore.’ ‘He didn’t do it for the sexual gratification…he needed to relieve some stress.’

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One Response to Rape Victim Forced To Videotape Her Own Assault to Put Her Father Behind Bars

  1. Little Nel says:

    “He needed to relieve some stress”

    Young women should take heed to this message. You might become a rape victim if your attacker needs “stress” relief and you are accessible when the guy needs it no matter what age you are.

    It’s all about “his need” and you be damned if you don’t understand “his need” because you will be raped for being clueless. He gets his rocks off and you get life long anguish, but that is your problem, not his, because “his need” has been met.

    I think that I am getting the message, Mr. Attorney, about the “poor guy” who didn’t mean to rip open the girl’s private parts by force and cause her to think and feel like she was being murdered as he was enjoying the “relief” while nothing sexual was happening.

    I’m not buying that. This girl’s rapist enjoyed himself sexually while this young girl felt pain, fear, humiliation, and powerlessness. This rapist earned his jail time and now he can have all the “stress relief” that he needs while he is “messing around” with the other inmates.

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