French Ex-Minister Charged With Rape
Posted on Jun 22, 2011
This may or may not contribute to changes in French sexual politics (paging DSK), but the rape and sexual assault charges against Georges Tron, former French civil service minister and current mayor of Draveil, show that being in President Sarkozy’s orbit does not impart a kind of diplomatic immunity to everyone.
Prosecutor Marie-Suzanne Le Queau told the AFP news agency that Mr Tron had denied having “any relations of a sexual nature with the victims, even relations that would have been consensual”.
She said, however, that statements from the two plaintiffs were “coherent” and “corroborated on some points by outside elements”.
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Georges Tron has denied the rape and sexual assault accusations against him.