Children abused in Noyelles-sous-Lens: their son says... 'We used to pay them'

Tied up children, despicable hygienic conditions... In Pas-de-Calais, the parents of a family of ten children are accused of various forms of violence. Their 21-year-old son filed a complaint against them. It tells the horror...

  Abused children in Noyelles-sous-Lens: their son tells..."On leur servait de salaire"

Amazement and indignation when the police arrived on August 30 at the home of a couple in their forties in Noyelles-sous-Lens, in Pas-de-Calais . Two toddlers were tied to their high chair , in a ' deplorable state of hygiene '. It is one of the eldest of the siblings, Bryan, 21, who has filed a complaint against his parents on August 30, after yet another violence within the home, according to his testimony. “Making a complaint against your parents is very difficult. “, he confided, upset, in front of the cameras of TF1 .

Abused children in Pas-de-Calais: Bryan recounts the horror

After being taken into custody on August 31, the parents, aged 44 and 40, were placed under judicial supervision, with a ban on coming into contact with their children . They are accused of ' subtraction by ascendant from legal obligations ' and of ' violence against minors under 15 by ascendant '.

If Bryan Rouzé decided to file a complaint against his parents, it is to prevent a tragedy from happening. The young man lived in constant fear. ' One day they will call me and tell me that my six-year-old brother is dead from a stroke. ', he imagined. In this family of ten children, aged 4 months to 24 years , including seven minors, the violence would be daily, according to Bryan's testimony.

Children who 'served as wages'?

According to the 21-year-old, the couple, who did not work, gave birth to many children just for the purpose of collect welfare money . ' They were used as wages. For every child gone, a newborn arrived ', Bryan explained après TF1 . ' It was their only income, if there was no child in the aftermath, they lost money “, he clarified.

However, social services had received several reports and had made numerous visits to the home since 2013. But each time, the parents were notified in advance of their arrival. ' You don't have to warn when you come . Each time, my parents bamboozle the brains of the little ones to make them say that they are not subjected to violence “, lamented Bryan.

What is reproached to the couple

The 21-year-old, who recently became a father, wants his parents to get a sentence ' up to what they did '. These will be judged on January 24. ' What is complained of is above all the total lack of hygiene, and serious educational deficiencies , the fact of not having taken care of his children in a normal way ', specified Thierry Dran, the public prosecutor of Béthune. However, the children do not present ' no signs of serious abuse which would have caused scars '.