PARIS (AP) — The Frenchwoman who returned home this week after seven years in a Mexican prison said that she was naive to take up with a man accused of running a kidnapping ring but maintains her innocence.
Florence Cassez previously said she lived at her ex-boyfriend's ranch, where hostages were held, but didn't know they were there. At least one victim identified Cassez as one of the kidnappers, though only by her voice.
On Friday, Cassez said she was at Israel Vallarta's ranch for a couple of months while looking for an apartment. Mexico's Supreme Court released Cassez Wednesday, citing gross human rights and due-process violations.
Cassez told BFM television she may have been naïve to get involved with Vallarta but added: "Who at 30 hasn't had a relationship like that?"