Marc Machin: ex-victim of a miscarriage of justice, he returns to the assizes for rape

Known to have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice, Marc Machin is once again in court for having committed a rape.

A sordid story. If his face doesn’t ring a bell, his name is known. Marc Machin has long been the symbol of miscarriage of justice. In 2001, he was arrested after the murder of Marie-Agnès Bedot, on the Neuilly bridge. The man, placed in police custody, acknowledges the facts before retracting. He will still be imprisoned until 2009. He will remain for a long time as an unfortunate example a miscarriage of justice, especially since a homeless person had subsequently confessed to the murder. Yes but here it is, this same Marc Machin is back in court, nine years later.

Indeed, this Monday, October 11, the man is presented before the Assize Court of Paris to be tried. for a rape preceded by a burglary. The facts would go back to April 2018, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Arrested a month after the facts, he confesses what he is accused of: while he had fallen asleep in the stairwell of a building, he spots a man hiding the key to his apartment under an L-shaped doormat. ‘indicating to a young woman, still present in the house. Moments later, he steals her then returns to his room in a social hotel, in which he collects gloves and a balaclava. Marc Machin then claims to be convinced that the young woman was no longer present in the apartment.

He faces 20 years of criminal imprisonment

Nevertheless, the latter is well in his bed before coming face to face with the individual, hooded and gloved. The man will impose a fellatio on her before forcing her to brush her teeth to erase all evidence, investigators said. Before leaving, he will steal the blue card of his victims. Marc Machin has never stayed far from justice. Indeed, barely six months after his release, he sexually assaulted three young women, two of whom were minors. He was also tried for domestic violence. This time, Marc Machin faces 20 years of criminal imprisonment.

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