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Catalogue of errors leads to release of six in French paedophile case

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Catalogue of errors leads to release of six in French paedophile case

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Closure in the paedophilia case which has rocked French justice as six people are found to have been wrongly accused.

After the Chief Prosecutor of Paris apologised for the catalogue of errors in bringing the case to court, a jury has over turned their convictions. They are the last of ten defendants on paedophilia charges to be released in the so-called Outreau case after the town in northern France. Roselyne Godard is one of those found not guilty last year.She said that after the apology from the chief prosecutor she felt that her confidence in justice had been restored. In total seventeen people including a local priest were accused of child abuse and even torture based on un coroborated evidence. The case dates back to 1995 when 18 children were thought to have been abused over a period of five years on a housing state in Outreau.They were accused on the word of four people, one of whom committed suicide,while the convictions of the other three are not being challenged.