The mayor of Saint-Denis (PS) Mathieu Hanotin announced on Saturday that he was withdrawing “all the delegations” granted to one of his deputies in charge of disability. Abdelmajid Bouhenna, deputy mayor of Saint-Denis, was indicted on Saturday for “several rapes” including a victim under 15, and placed under judicial control, said the Bobigny prosecution.
The mayor of Saint-Denis indicated, in a press release, to have been “warned by the public prosecutor of Bobigny that Mr. Abdelmajid Bouhenna, was presented today to an examining magistrate within the framework of an investigation for acts of rape”.
“Without calling into question the principle of the presumption of innocence, but given the extreme seriousness of the charges and the serenity necessary to conduct the affairs of the municipality, I have decided to immediately withdraw all of his deputy delegations”, indicated Mathieu Hanotin.
Call for resignation
Abdelmajid Bouhenna is the 14th deputy mayor of Saint-Denis, in charge of disability, access to rights and inclusiveness. The mayor of Saint-Denis asked that he “leave public life by resigning without waiting for the municipal council”.
The municipality “recalls its commitment to the fight against gender-based and sexual violence and violence against women and strongly reaffirms the necessary respect to be given to the voices of victims”, concludes the press release.