November 29, 2021

Hostage-taking in Condé-sur-Sarthe prison: the detainee surrendered

The ongoing hostage-taking since Tuesday morning at Condé-sur-Sarthe prison, in Orne, ended early Tuesday afternoon. The detainee, Sofiane Rasmouk according to our information, had taken two guards hostage – a man and a woman – before releasing one of the two at noon. He eventually surrendered, the justice minister announced on Twitter.

The 33-year-old man is known for sexual offenses and extreme violence. Nicknamed the “Monster of Doves”, he was sentenced on appeal in 2017 to life imprisonment with a safety period of 22 years. Then aged 25, this man, described as a psychopath by experts, raped and hit a 19-year-old woman in August 2013 in the street in Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine) just after brutally assaulting another woman, 31-year-old, killing her with kicks and punches.

An assault on prison guards in 2018

The first victim, seriously affected in particular in the brain, had survived miraculously, but had come out of the coma with very serious consequences leaving her disabled for life. These two crimes had been committed a few hundred meters apart, in the space of half an hour, while he had been on semi-liberty since mid-May 2013. August 8, the day after the attacks savages, he was also summoned … for a debate on the withdrawal of his semi-liberty measure.

In 2018, in prison, he then attacked two guards of the Yvelines remand center.

Sofiane Rasmouk was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and attempted murder.

This Tuesday, the facts took place at 10:15 a.m. This inmate from the central house area stabbed one of the officers in the right eye. Negotiations have been initiated and the regional intervention and security teams (Eris) from Rennes sent to the site, indicates the Ministry of Justice. A crisis unit has been opened.

“This man, as the psychiatric experts had pointed out, is a dangerous psychopath, who had absolutely not shown empathy towards his victim,” recalls Me Gilles-Jean Portejoie, lawyer for the young marketing director of 31 years on which Sofiane Rasmouk had been fierce on August 7, 2013 The famous penalist remains marked by the ultraviolence of the accused who had “turned the face to lint” of the young woman but also by the “barbaric behavior” to the hearing vis-à-vis his client and her mother, also a civil party. “By sentencing him twice to life imprisonment, justice has assumed its responsibilities with this character. She will continue to do so as part of the execution of her sentence, ”adds Me Portejoie, welcoming the outcome of the hostage-taking.