Yannick Agnel’s lawyer, Me Céline Lasek, responded via a press release on Monday to the revelation that a second potential victim would have been heard by the detectives and the publication of an investigation into the case in The team Thursday December 8
“Deeply shocked by the media’s treatment of this affair, Yannick Agnel regrets this partial and biased portrayal of the facts”says the press release that was taken over by AFP.
The 30-year-old former swimmer, charged on December 11, 2021 with rape and assault against a minor under 15 years of age following the complaint of N. Horter, the daughter of his former coach, assures in this press release to refuse “defend themselves through the media”. “Despite the many inaccuracies and slanders that were widely disseminated, he always kept his statements from the authorities in charge of the investigations”said the statement.
According to Mulhouse prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot, Yannick Agnel should be heard by the detectives on another aspect of the case in the first months of 2023. On Thursday, the prosecution confirmed information from L’Équipe and RTL about the hearing as part of the preliminary investigation into a second potential victim. “close to Yannick Agnel’s family circle”.