Two teens face justice for fake murder on TikTok

Two teens face justice for fake murder on TikTok

Two teens face justice for fake murder on TikTok
AFP / L. Venance

Two teenage girls aged 15 and 17 from the French department of Alpes-Maritimes will be summoned before a juvenile judge after their participation in a challenge on the social network TikTok suggesting their involvement in a murder, we learned on Saturday from judicial source.

In April, in the judge’s office, these two young girls living in the region of Grasse will have to answer for the facts of “false alarm making believe in a disaster», Said Fabienne Atzori, prosecutor of the Republic of Grasse. An offense for which they could in theory face up to two years in prison.

The challenge they took part in was texting to unknown recipients like ” Where are you ? I have the body “: then, explains the daily Nice Matin, which revealed this information, the game consisted in publishing the responses of these recipients on the TikTok social network.

Problem for young girls: “Some recipients launched the alert, and this used the means of the gendarmerie to identify the perpetratorsTexts, explains Ms. Atzori.

When these facts occurred, at the beginning of the week, the gendarmes of the Alpes-Maritimes were thus brought to intervene, in the middle of the night, at the homes of the young girls, who were using their own mobile phones for this hoax, and were therefore easily identifiable. .

An alternative to prosecution, of the citizenship course type, seemed to us an insufficient answer. The summons before a judge will allow things to be put back in their place“, Said Ms. Atzori, specifying that this criminal response could have been more severe with a summons to the juvenile court.

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