EMILE LOUIS – French ring [1980]


*image from Le Journal du centre

FRENCH PEDO RING – Émile LOUIS, a monster made by the social abuse of child “protection” and protected by the top notables of Auxerre.
Émile LOUIS was born in 1934. He was abandoned by his biological parents and grew up in a foster family, the CAMMIER Family, located in the Yonne. The adoptive father is a mason craftsman, gravedigger. His adoptive mother is described as authoritarian and cold, a trait of character that her daughter Maryline finds in her father. He is brought up with two other children of the DDASS (this is the french CPS) and the 3 children of the CAMMIER family. A difficult and solitary child, he is nicknamed “the bastard”. He learns at the age of 14 that his adoptive parents are not his real parents. In 1951, he joined the French Navy and left for Indochina. He was assigned to the morgue of a hospital ship. In 1954, he married Chantal Delagneau, with whom he had four children: Maryline, Manoèle, Fabien and Fabrice. He will divorce in 1978. He works at the SNCF in 1963, but he is quickly transferred following an attempted assault on a child. In 1971, he obtained a bus driver’s license and was then hired by the bus company “Les Rapides de l’Yonne”. Between 1977 and 1979, several young girls from the DDASS disappeared in general indifference.

List of the Yonne’s missing persons :

  • Christine Marlot (16 yo)
  • Françoise Lemoine (19 yo)
  • Bernadette Lemoine (21 yo)
  • Jacqueline Weiss (18 yo)
  • Madeleine Dejust (22 yo)
  • Chantal Gras (18 yo)
  • Martine Renault (16 yo)

Gendarme (The army-related branch of the French police) “Jambert” arrived in the case of the missing persons of the Yonne through the investigation of the murder of Sylviane Lesage. Indeed, in 1981, he is in charge of the investigation of the discovery of a decomposed and unidentified body in Rouvray, near Auxerre . Coincidentally, Jambert is a friend of Sylviane Lesage’s mother who asks him to investigate the disappearance of her daughter. Christian JAMBERT makes the connection between the body and the disappearance. Sylviane hosted three girls from the DDASS who regularly complain of being forced to do “strange things” by Emile Louis. He recognized the acts of touching minors and in January 1983 he was sentenced to five years in prison, only for the touching, a sentence reduced on appeal to four years. And concerning the trial of Emile Louis for the murder of Sylviane Lesage, it was dismissed in February 1984.
Maryline, the daughter of Emile Louis declared having discovered in 1999 at her mother’s home (deceased) in 1998, a chest containing feminine effects, on which curiously all the labels are torn off. The examining magistrate decided to place the chest under seal and entrusted it to a genetic expertise laboratory. His second wife CHANTAL born PARADIS married LOUIS filed a complaint against her husband in Draguignan for rape and horrible torture after he drugged her with drugs between 1992 and 1995, as well as his daughter Karine from his first marriage, then 14 years old (Karine filed a complaint in January 2000 against her stepfather for sexual assault). Emile Louis admitted the facts before the investigators, then denied everything and claimed he was innocent. The same procedure was followed for the crimes of young women: he confessed and retracted his confession.

On October 14, 2005, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison, with a two-thirds security period, by the Bouches-du-Rhône Court of Appeals, for rape with acts of torture and barbarism against his second wife and rape of his daughter-in-law, in Draguignan, in the early 1990s. That is to say 10 years more than in the first instance (in addition to his life sentence for the case of the disappeared from the Yonne). On October 12, 2005, the eldest daughter of Émile Louis, Marilyne Vinet, heard as a witness at the Draguignan trial, declared that she had been raped by her father when she was 5 and 19 years old. The families of the victims decided to give the case a lot of media coverage by writing to the television show “Perdu de vue” hosted by Jacques Pradel in 1996 . It was not until May 1997, when the Paris Court of Appeals granted the incessant request of the young people who had disappeared and never been found, that the Court opened a judicial investigation into the Yonne disappearances. The grounds retained, which do not fall within the scope of the judicial prescription, are “kidnapping and sequestration. In August 1997, Jambert committed suicide by shooting himself twice in the head…. He was killed to keep him quiet forever and the investigation into his death was botched, with the added bonus of the disappearance of his suitcase, which contained evidence that was most certainly compromising for the local notables, including Calude Dunand. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

The convictions :

  • On December 12, 2000, Émile Louis was taken into custody after confessing the murder of the seven missing persons from the Yonne to investigators.
  • November 25, 2004: The Assize Court of the Yonne sentenced him to life imprisonment with a security period of 18 years.
  • June 27, 2006: The Paris Court of Appeals confirmed his sentence.
  • September 13, 2007: The Supreme Court of Appeals, in a decision, definitively confirmed Émile Louis’ sentence.
  • He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a security period of 18 years and compensation for the families of the victims.



  • Same geographical area.
  • Claude Dunand (the prime suspect in the appoigny case) and Émile Louis, employed by the same transport firm “Les Rapides de Bourgogne”, frequenting the same bar “Les Marronniers” in Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche, near a youth hostel in the Ddass.
  • They lived less than 8 km from each other because when Claude Dunand lived in Appoigny, Emile Louis lived in Seignelay.
  • One of the two girls was from the Ddass and had previously attended the IME Grattery, as did four of the missing girls from Yonne. And, for Mickaëla’s lawyer: “perhaps some of the disappearances attributed to one are the work of the other”. They are two orphans placed under the responsibility of the Ddass. Mickaëlla, slightly mentally handicapped, attended for two years the medico-educational institute of Grattery, where four of the disappeared from the Yonne attended school.
  • The director of the IME where Emile Louis went to look for his victims was Pierre Charrier and was caught in 1989 in the back of a car in the company of a 22 year old handicapped woman whom he sexually abused. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison; as for his wife, Nicole Charrier, she was one of the “good character” witnesses to support Emile
  • Emile Louis when he was accused of touching the girls his wife was looking after (she was also a foster family). This woman had the sexual impulses of an exhibitionist in front of young disabled people…
  • The same woman has been involved in politics, she was a town councillor in Auxerre, elected on Jean-Pierre Soisson’s lists.
  • Jean-Pierre Soisson, a notable whom Emile Louis met a few times. The same man who intervened in the case of Claude Dunand.

Sources : 1, 2, 3