Sallaumines is a French town in Pas-de-Calais, close to the Belgian border. The following article describes the disgusting behavior of a Sudanese immigrant in Sallaumines. The fellow doesn’t understand French, and had to have his arraignment proceeding explained to him by an interpreter.
I think the man might be telling the exact truth — it may well be that his behavior is normal and unexceptional in Sudan.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from L’Avenir de l’Artois. It’s gross stuff — if you don’t have a strong stomach, you may want to skip it:
Sallaumines: He uses an ointment on the children in the neighborhood to make their penises grow
August 6, 2018
The suspect, a 33-year-old man of Sudanese origin, doesn’t understand the reasons that brought him before the court in Bethune on Monday August 6th.
The suspect, a 33-year-old man, is being arraigned on Monday, August 6, for sexual assault. He is accused of two attacks committed on July 31 and August 1 against four minors, aged between 12 and 13 years old. The young boys live in the same neighborhood in Sallaumines as the accused. They allegedly came to his place for some drinks [not necessarily alcohol], but the man allegedly put an ointment on their penises against their will. He also allegedly kissed their privates and forced them to do the same [to him]. A fifth child has allegedly contacted the police since the revelation of these facts and the beginning of the investigation, too late to be included in the hearings.
With tears on his cheeks, the suspect is trying to explain, through his interpreter, that he doesn’t understand what he has done [wrong]. “According to him there was no sexual attack,” explains the translator. “He wished to treat them by putting some ointment on their penises. He asserts that he has medical knowledge.” Originally from Sudan, he explains that the fact of touching and kissing the privates of a young boy doesn’t constitute a problem in his view. “For him, it’s a custom in Sudan.”
The court requested a postponement of the hearing in order to be able to conduct psychological tests. The suspect will be tried on September 3, 2018 at 2pm.