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Member of "Chico and the Gipsies" sex assault

France 3/Scoop, Sep 7

Alain Bourguet, aka Babato, ex-member of the Nîmes group Chico and the Gipsies was sentenced by the Criminal Court of Nîmes to 18 months in prison, for "attempted sexual assault". He will be behind bars for six months of his sentence, and the rest will be carried out with an electronic bracelet. 

This 40-year-old man, who had no criminal record, will now be on the sex offender file.

Alain Bourguet was punished for an attempted sexual assault of a Dutch tourist aged 26 on August 15, 2016 in a public area in ​​Nîmes.

"Babato" was then excluded from the group Chico and the Gypsies.

"I feel really bad about it," said Alain Bourguet in court. “I was drunk, I had taken drugs and for a moment I thought it was my wife coming out of the public toilet," he said in tears.

The young victim, who was not present at the hearing Thursday, had managed to escape his grasp by struggling, shouting and biting the 130 kg musician.

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