French ex-corporal receives 18 months for sexual assault
Tribunal de Grande Instance, Bordeaux
The military chamber of the Tribunal de Grande Instance at Bordeaux has sentenced a former corporal to 18 months' confinement for sexual assault. The news account notes that the Constitutional Council had found sexual harassment not prosecutable, but that a bill to amend the Defense Code to specifically forbid it in the armed forces will receive its second reading later this month in the National Assembly.
Quaere: why a military trial for a former member of the military? Chers lecteurs francais, can you clarify the jurisdictional question for readers of this blog?