a man sentenced after the assault of two women for an outfit “too short”

An 18-year-old Mulhouse boy was arrested and taken into custody after an altercation sparked by inappropriate comments about the clothes of two young girls on Wednesday report our colleagues from Alsace.

At the end of his police custody, the man was referred Thursday afternoon to the Mulhouse prosecutor’s office and after an appearance on prior admission of guilt (CRPC), he was sentenced to a two-month prison term with deferment and 75 hours of community service and the obligation to complete a citizenship course.

The scene took place on Wednesday afternoon, as the two friends, aged 19 and 20, were waiting at a tram station in central Mulhouse, when the individual approached them. According to the first elements, the young man launched to the one who wore mini-shorts: “you don’t want to dress shorter?”. The tone then rose and he pushed the young woman who fell to the ground. He also grabbed his friend by the neck who had tried to intervene.

Called by witnesses, the police arrested the young man a few minutes later. The victim, who was prescribed three days of ITT, filed a complaint.

In his first statements, he explained that he knew the two young girls. After making this inappropriate remark to them, he was allegedly slapped by one of them and claims to have defended himself. Heard in turn, the victims indicated that they did not know their attacker.

This assault comes a few days after that of a Strasbourg student, who says she was violently assaulted Friday in the Alsatian capital by three men because she was wearing a skirt.

Following this assault, Marlène Schiappa, the Minister Delegate in charge of citizenship, who in 2018 initiated a law against street harassment, announced Wednesday in Strasbourg the recruitment of 80 additional “social workers” by the end 2021 in police stations and gendarmeries to “strengthen support” for women victims of “gender-based and sexual violence”.

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