Bengaluru: Ex-French diplomat Pascal Mazurier, accused of raping 3-year-old daughter, acquitted

Mazurier was accused of raping his three-year-old daughter.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 19, 2017 4:15 pm
 Pascal Mazurier, Pascal Mazurier acquitted, Pascal Mazurier rape, Pascal Mazurier daughter rape, french diplomat Pascal Mazurier, bengaluru news, bengaluru pascal mazurier news Pascal Mazurier was granted bail by the Karnataka High Court in October 2012.

Former French diplomat Pascal Mazurier has been acquitted by a Bengaluru court. He was accused of raping his three-year-old old daughter.

In June 2012, the Bengaluru olice had registered a case of rape against Mazurier, who was then the Head of Chancery in the Consulate of France, Bangalore.

In October that year, the Karnataka High Court granted bail to Mazurier, saying no prima facie case had been made out against him. The court had then also said that a DNA report fromt he Forensic Science Laboratory in Bangalore did not, prima facie, indicate rape.

Mazurier was accused of raping his daughter, then three, by his wife Suja Jones. Jones approached the police after taking help of an NGO. She said she got to know that Mazurier was allegedly sexually abusing the child by her domestic help.

She had also appealed to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as External Affairs Minister SM Krishna to intervene in the matter.

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    anna
    Apr 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    If he did rape her and there is undoubted proof of it then he needs to be imprisoned to the fullest extent of the law! NOTE to article's writer: Learn to smell correctly! It is very unprofessional to make that many mistakes. One is enough but good grief, there are many, many mistakes here.
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      ElClasico
      Apr 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm
      Operative part of the judgement : Further looking from all angles, I am of the opinion that it is a case wherein the complainant intentionally with the help of N.G.O. and doctors has made the accused as scapegoat in order to restrain him from going out of India." The child's own statement during deposition in front of the judge... She admitted that her mother told her that she is taking her to the Court and she has to answer to the question asked by the advocate. She admitted that her mother discussed with her about this case before coming to the Court. She further admitted that her mother told her that she is going to get chocolate and taking her to the picnic if she tells what she taught to tell. Anything more needed? What now say blinded fools and co-consprirator followers?
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        ElClasico
        Apr 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm
        Child's statement: "the statement of the victim recorded by the Investigation Officer is very much important because i.e., marked as Ex.D15. I have gone through the entire statement, wherein the child does not make any allegation against her father, but she stated that she likes her father, she had not seen him from last two days, she missed him, she loved her Papa, he is not seen and she liked him. He is good and this statement was recorded on 12-09-2012 by the Investigation officer"
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        Xavier
        Apr 20, 2017 at 11:41 am
        The wife is trying to hide behind ' I will appeal to higher court'. Everyone knows that such cases are decided based on evidence. Higher courts only see whether there has been any misrepresentation of law. Since the lower court doesn't find any evidence to support her claim, this is a vindictive false case against the husband because of their personal problems. It is horrible to note that she is even now making use of her daughter to satisfy her ego against the husband. Such devils in sheep clothing, in the guise of mothers are increasingly roaming amongst us.
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          nk
          Apr 20, 2017 at 8:25 am
          Women do not lightly accuse their husband's of raping their child! Anyone who thinks Pascal's wife falsely accuses him does not know the facts of the case. The victim, Pascal's daughter, has consistently stated it was her father who raped her. If you believe Pascal and this judgement you deny the child's own testimony. Western, white , male privilege and influence has come out on top once again. The criminal court has failed this poor girl. I hope and pray the family court has better sense than to let this man near his daughter ever again. I fear for the children he has access to and will continue to have access to with this acquittal.
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            Xavier
            Apr 20, 2017 at 11:46 am
            Your white male privilege nonsense doesn't cut any ice after this court ruling.
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              ElClasico
              Apr 22, 2017 at 12:08 pm
              Child's statement: "the statement of the victim recorded by the Investigation Officer is very much important because i.e., marked as Ex.D15. I have gone through the entire statement, wherein the child does not make any allegation against her father, but she stated that she likes her father, she had not seen him from last two days, she missed him, she loved her Papa, he is not seen and she liked him. He is good and this statement was recorded on 12-09-2012 by the Investigation officer" The child's own statement during deposition in front of the judge... She admitted that her mother told her that she is taking her to the Court and she has to answer to the question asked by the advocate. She admitted that her mother discussed with her about this case before coming to the Court. She further admitted that her mother told her that she is going to get chocolate and taking her to the picnic if she tells what she taught to tell. Anything more needed? Blinded fools, s!
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              nk
              Apr 20, 2017 at 8:23 am
              Sickened by this acquittal and the courts refusal to protect our children against pedophiles. White, male, western privilege and influence have drowned out the testimony of a young girl who has never wavered in her testimony that her father is the perpetrator. A shameful day for the criminal court in Bangalore.
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                ElClasico
                Apr 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                Operative part of the judgement : Further looking from all angles, I am of the opinion that it is a case wherein the complainant intentionally with the help of N.G.O. and doctors has made the accused as scapegoat in order to restrain him from going out of India." The child's own statement during deposition in front of the judge... She admitted that her mother told her that she is taking her to the Court and she has to answer to the question asked by the advocate. She admitted that her mother discussed with her about this case before coming to the Court. She further admitted that her mother told her that she is going to get chocolate and taking her to the picnic if she tells what she taught to tell. Anything more needed? What now say blinded fools and co-consprirator followers?
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                Vishnu Bhat
                Apr 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm
                A poor man's life has been ruined by unfair accusations - how will he be compensated?
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                  Anket
                  Apr 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm
                  These white men are disgusting. They will prey upon young asian children for . Just go to Thailand and you will see old white man having with 14 year old thai pros utes.
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                    ElClasico
                    Apr 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm
                    Operative part of the judgement : Further looking from all angles, I am of the opinion that it is a case wherein the complainant intentionally with the help of N.G.O. and doctors has made the accused as scapegoat in order to restrain him from going out of India." The child's own statement during deposition in front of the judge... She admitted that her mother told her that she is taking her to the Court and she has to answer to the question asked by the advocate. She admitted that her mother discussed with her about this case before coming to the Court. She further admitted that her mother told her that she is going to get chocolate and taking her to the picnic if she tells what she taught to tell. Anything more needed? What now say blinded fools and co-consprirator followers?
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                      ElClasico
                      Apr 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm
                      Child's statement: "the statement of the victim recorded by the Investigation Officer is very much important because i.e., marked as Ex.D15. I have gone through the entire statement, wherein the child does not make any allegation against her father, but she stated that she likes her father, she had not seen him from last two days, she missed him, she loved her Papa, he is not seen and she liked him. He is good and this statement was recorded on 12-09-2012 by the Investigation officer"
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                      Xavier
                      Apr 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm
                      Thought so. He was being framed by his wife....
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                        Hawke eye
                        Apr 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm
                        Why? For what? And dragging a 3 year old..
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                          Xavier
                          Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 am
                          The court has seen evidence and ruled so...
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