The former mayor of Draveil (Essonne) and his former assistant for Culture, Brigitte Gruel, had been found guilty of having imposed touching and digital penetrations in November 2009 and January 2010 on a municipal employee, Virginie Ettel, under cover foot reflexology sessions.
Definitively sentenced to a five-year prison sentence, two of which were suspended after the rejection of his appeal in cassation, the former Secretary of State had indicated in December his intention to seize the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR ). In its judgment, the Court of Cassation considered that the Assize Court had indeed “characterized” the various elements “constituting the offenses of which it declared the accused guilty”, which Georges Tron disputed.
“He lives in Draveil, it is quite normal that he be seen in the streets of his city”, commented Wednesday the current mayor of Draveil, Richard Privat, very close and former first deputy of Georges Tron. “His release is by right, it is justice that speaks but we are worried about the place he will take in the majority”, declared François Damerval, elected (EELV) in the opposition. Today, Georges Tron is no longer a municipal or community councilor.