Two French Policemen Charged with Raping Canadian Tourist

A Canadian woman has accused two policemen in an elite French police unit of raping her in the police headquarters in Paris at 36 Quai des Orfevres. The officers are being held there, while two additional men have been released.

As was reported in The Guardian,

According to judicial sources, the woman met the officers during a night of heavy drinking at an Irish pub frequented by police from the headquarters, which is widely known by its address: 36 Quai des Orfevres.

They said she agreed to follow them to their workplace, which lies just across the Seine from the pub in the Saint-Michel district, which is popular among tourists.

The 34-year-old Canadian reported the rape not longer after it happened last Tuesday night, and DNA samples were taken but no results have been released.

One policeman in the BRI unit has admitted to having consensual sex with the woman, but has denied rape. France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the officers would "face the full consequences" if they were found guilty.

The two officers are also facing investigation in tampering with the scene of the crime, as both the woman's glasses and stockings allegedly went missing after she filed the complaint.

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