“My son is only 3 years old”: anger and emotion in a school in Mouscron, where a teacher is accused of rape and touching
A difficult meeting was held last night in a school in Mouscron to take stock of an investigation targeting a teacher. The teacher is the subject of several complaints for touching, according to our information RTL INFO.
The parents of students at the European educational center in Mouscron were summoned by the municipal authorities. The police and the prosecutor were also present during this very tense meeting. On the spot, the emotion of the parents was palpable. They needed to be heard. The director even felt unwell after very tense exchanges.
At the heart of the reasons for this anger: the fact that the psychomotricity teacher in question, considered a suspect at this stage of the investigation, is left free. “I have my daughter who has been here for 3 years now, and she talks to us about some things…“, testifies a mother. “It’s very complicated, because we don’t dare question her too much. We’re in doubt, and I need to know what’s going on with our children. We drop them at 8 a.m. at school thinking they are safe, and in the end, not really.”
Today, it explodes thanks to the courage of a little girl and her parents
More than a dozen complaints have reportedly been filed and a child has already been heard. “We are angry”testifies another mother. “There are a lot of things left unsaid, a lot of secretiveness, the school is victimizing itself while it is us, parents and children, who are the victims. These facts took place for years, and today, it explodes thanks to the courage of a little girl and her parents who moved. My son is only 3 years old, I wonder if he will be able to develop properly and get through this trauma.”
Yesterday, the Tournai division prosecutor Eric Delhaye was present at the meeting. He cannot confirm information about the ongoing investigation, but he came to answer questions from parents. “I was absolutely not there to give information on the case, I cannot do that. I was there to explain to parents, who are living in an abominable situation, how the legal system works.”
The case concerns kindergarten children aged 3 to 5 years. The investigation will now have to establish the facts and determine the exact number of victims.
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