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France: A senator was arrested on suspicion of drugging a lawmaker to rape her

France: A senator was arrested on suspicion of drugging a lawmaker to rape her

Agence France-Presse, familiar with the case, said that a French senator was arrested Thursday in Paris after he drugged a female member of parliament with the aim of sexually assaulting her, confirming a report from Agence France-Presse. RMC website.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that Joel Guerio was detained on suspicion of having unknowingly given a woman a substance that would “impair her judgment or cause her to lose control of her actions in order to commit rape or sexual assault.”

The victim filed a lawsuit, saying she took the substance from Tuesday night to Wednesday.

He… “drunk” her with ecstasy

Gériot, 66, a banker by profession, has been elected to the French Senate since 2011. He currently serves as Secretary of the Senate and Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces. He was elected from the Loire-Atlantique region in western France and is a member of the centre-right Independent group.

Two sources told the French website that revealed the case that the victim is a member of parliament, but the prosecution did not provide any clarification about her identity.

The woman felt unwell after having a drink on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday at the home of the senator, with whom she was not in a romantic relationship. He was tested and found to have taken ecstasy.

Jerio was arrested on Thursday and taken into custody. According to RMC, his office and home were searched, where drugs were found.