The Nanterre correctional court on Monday sentenced the Congolese singer to two years in prison for “sexual assault on a minor” under 15, in this case one of his ex-dancers.
On February 11, the public prosecutor had requested at the hearing seven years in prison against the singer, prosecuted for “sexual assault with violence, constraint, threat or surprise by a person in authority” and for “kidnapping” on four of his dancers. The plaintiffs accused him of having forced them into unwanted relationships when the artist gave concerts or recorded in France.
During this same hearing, the singer was also acquitted of several charges which weighed against his person according to an interview with his lawyer, granted to the media present on the spot ”Mr. Koffi Olomide was acquitted of almost all the charges which were been formulated against him… ”
Koffi Olomide must pay two fines of 5.000 euros for facilitating the complainants' entry and illegal stay in France.