Today’s headlines

Local paper

The waitresses at La Fontaine had their heads together over the counter reading the newspaper and giggling. Arlette, the manageress tried to look stern but couldn’t suppress a smile.So what was the cause of this hilarity?

The headline translates as “Rapes: Man from Charleville acquitted because of his small willy.”

The story on the inside pages was not so funny. Two elderly ladies had been accosted in their own homes. They were  hit and dragged into the bedroom where their attacker tried, unsuccessfully, to have sex with them and then forced them to have oral sex.

However, in the witness box, one lady judged that his penis was ‘not very long but quite fat’ while the other reckoned it was about 6 centimetres.

The defendant, who had spent 20 months in jail awaiting his trial, claimed that he was only endowed with a couple of centimetres and was unable to have an erection, therefore he could not have been the culprit.

Amazingly, he got away with it despite previous convictions for violence and sexual assault. The prosecution had claimed that he attacked women about his mother’s age because he blamed her for ‘his affliction’. They even pointed out that after being beaten and terrified it wasn’t very likely that a woman would take too much notice of the size of a man’s penis.

So the Law is an Ass on this side of the Channel too.

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7 Responses to “Today’s headlines”

  1. Keith Says:

    Couldn’t one of them have run for help while he was busy with the other? Or was it a case of “I’ll give you eight hours to stop that, or else I’ll call the gendarmes!”

  2. sablonneuse Says:

    Sorry, I didn’t make it clear that the offences were committed on two separate occasions. One was a lady, alone in the house but expecting her son to get home. When the doorbell rang at 1a.m. she opened it and the attacker pushed his way in.
    The second lady lived with her handicapped husband so he was helpless to intervene.
    They both identified the accused by his voice and build (assez costaud) but as the attacker was hooded they couldn’t see his face.

  3. Sophie Says:

    Ewwwww :s

  4. Little old me Says:

    It makes my blood boil!

  5. Pat Says:

    This is when my reasonableness and understanding flies out of the window and I feel white hot rage!

  6. sablonneuse Says:

    Yes, it’s incredible how the criminal has so many more ‘rights’ than the victim nowadays. When will the PC brigade come to their senses? It’s time someone bent over backwards to protect the innocent instead of the guilty.

  7. bretonne Says:

    This was reported in the Ouest-France too, as was the fact that apparently Charleville is the cheapest place in France for supermarket shopping, you don’t do things by halves there!

    Yes, the cheap supermakets made the front page of our local paper but they followed it up by saying it just reflected the low incomes in this area so the shops have no alternative but to keep prices down.

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