The Yvelines Assize Court on Wednesday sentenced the previous tennis coach Andrew Geddes to eighteen years in prison for the rape of a number of of his former college students, all minors on the materials time.
At the tip of this second trial marked by troublesome testimonies, Mr. Geddes, who had been sentenced to the identical sentence at first occasion, was discovered responsible of raping and sexually assaulting 4 younger ladies aged 12 to 17 initially. 2000s and between 2009 and 2014.
At the fabric time, Andrew Geddes, 53 years outdated at the moment, was a famend coach of the Sarcelles membership, the most effective of Val-d’Oise, then of the Levallois Sporting Club (LSC).
“The extremely overwhelming statements of the victims made me feel rightly like a real rot”
Her first sufferer was 12 when she met him in 1999. An excellent hope of her era, she claims to have been raped and sexually assaulted almost 400 instances by the ex-coach till she was 14. A sample that was repeated with three different victims, aged 15 to 17 after they had been educated by this coach thought-about charismatic however very arduous along with his college students.
One after one other, the victims described a “Grip process” throughout which he lower them off from their households and their pals, imposed typically violent sexual relations, in his automobile, in the bathrooms of the membership or throughout internships in La Baule.
“The extremely overwhelming statements of the victims made me feel rightly like a real rot”Andrew Geddes stated Wednesday morning earlier than the courtroom retired to deliberate. He additionally admitted having ” realized “ of his ” guilt “ and “Horrors” dedicated.