Shock in France: a 14-year-old girl was raped and murdered

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The girl was abducted Friday near her high school by the suspect, Romain C., 31, who is now in pretrial detention

Shock in France: 14-year-old girl was raped and murdered

This screenshot posted on November 21, 2022 by Vanessa's family lawyer shows a reproduction to the 14-year-old girl, who was found dead after being kidnapped outside her school in the southwestern French town of Tonneins (Photo by HANDOUT/FAMILY HANDOUT/AFP) /

The The rape and murder of Vanessa, a 14-year-old girl, shocked France, especially her neighbors from Tonneins (southwest), whose mayor indicated this Monday that she will be buried in Spain, where she lived several years with his parents of Colombian origin.

“The family wishes to bury the little girl in the region of Granada, where she came from” before arriving in France, said Dante Rinaudo during a press conference.

The minor was abducted on Friday near her secondary school, raped and murdered by the suspect, Romain C., of 31 years, who is now in pretrial detention.

Shock in France: 14-year-old girl was raped and murdered

A photo shows an abandoned house in the village of Birac-sur-Trec, southwestern France, on 21 November 2022, where a 14-year-old girl was found dead after being kidnapped in front of her school in the city of Tonneins (Photo by MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP)

A march in homage of&nbsp ;the victim will take place on Friday in Tonneins, after a mass scheduled to start from 5:30 PM (4:30 PM GMT).

“The population is affected… It could have been my daughter, my sister. For us, she is a girl from our city”, added the mayor, who announced a future fund to help the family financially.

Before the bars of the secondary school Several dozen flowers and messages of support were deposited in Germillac, an AFP journalist confirmed this Monday.

Local media reported that Vanessa was in a special booster class at the Tonneins institute for those who do not speak French as their mother tongue, having only been in the country for a year.

Shock in France: a 14-year-old girl was raped and murdered

A photo shows flowers, drawings and messages on the doors of Germillac College on November 21, 2022 in Tonneins, southwestern France, after a 14-year-old girl was abducted outside the school and found dead in an abandoned house (Photo by MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP). his car, smoking cannabis.

Upon seeing Vanessa, he forced her to “force his way into his vehicle before and quickly leave the premises”. He then raped and strangled her, prosecutors said Sunday.

The body of the teenager was found in an abandoned house north of Tonneins

The parents “had to be hospitalized on the night of Friday to Saturday,” said the president of the association for protection of children La Mouette, Annie Courgue, during the press conference.

Shock in France: a 14-year-old girl was raped and murdered

This screenshot released on November 21, 2022 by Vanessa's family attorney shows a reproduction of a photo of 14-year-old Vanessa, who was found dead after being abducted outside her school in the town of Tonneins. , in southwestern France.(Photo by HANDOUT/FAMILY HANDOUT/AFP) /

The Agen Prosecutor, Olivier Naboulet, gave a press conference on Saturday to explain some details of this lurid event that has shaken France, just the day when thousands of people demonstrated in the country to denounce the inaction of the powers against sexist violence.

“Our first thoughts are for this young woman and her family,” said Naboulet.

The association asked its vice-president, the right-wing senator Christine Bonfanti-Dossat, to ask the government to make “video surveillance cameras mandatory at school entrances”.

La Mouette also calls for “measures to prevent recidivism”, especially since the suspect had already been sentenced at the age of 15 to 15 days in prison for sexual assault.

The drama takes place one month after the brutal murder in Paris d e Lola, a 12-year-old girl, at the hands of a 24-year-old Algerian woman, with mental problems and in an irregular situation, also accused of rape.

(With information from AFP)