Teens charged with antisemitic gang rape of 12-year-old girl

The rape was reportedly filmed, and one of the boys threatened to kill her if she went to the police.

Published: June 20, 2024 1:47pm

Updated: June 20, 2024 1:59pm

Two 13-year-old boys were charged with the violent gang rape, motivated by anti-semitism, of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in a Paris suburb, police said.

Protests broke out Wednesday in Paris and Lyon against antisemitism in response to the incident.

"Raped at 12 because she was Jewish," one of the protest signs said, according to AFP.

The girl said three boys between the ages of 12 and 13 approached her in a park near her home on Saturday evening and dragged her into a shed. The boys beat her and "forced her to have anal and vaginal penetration, fellatio, while uttering death threats and anti-Semitic remarks," a police officer told AFP

One of the suspects was reportedly the victim's ex-boyfriend who was angry that he hid the fact she was Jewish from him.

The rape was filmed, and one of the suspects threatened to kill the girl if she spoke to the police, according to the local newspaper Le Parisien.

Following the attack, one of the suspects ordered the girl to pay him 200 euros, or approximately $215, and he threatened her and her family if she did not comply.

The boys were arrested Monday and the two 13-year-olds were charged with gang rape, violence and issuing death threats and antisemitic insults. The duo were taken into custody. The 12-year-old boy was not charged with rape, but does face charges of violence and making antisemitic insults and death threats. He returned to his home after being charged. 

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