Two French police officers in Paris were charged with the rape of a tourist on Sunday after one admitted having ‘consensual sex’ with her according to the Mailonline.
Four officers were arrested last week when a 34-year-old Canadian said she was attacked after a rowdy drinking session.
CCTV shows her entering and leaving 36 Quai des Orfevres – the famous headquarters of the city’s judicial police next door to the city’s law courts.
The victim who is a Toronto resident but cannot be named for legal reasons met the men in an Irish pub just across the Seine River from the building late on Tuesday night.
She got into conversation with the off-duty men because she said she worked for Canadian police in her home city for three years.
‘The evening was a drunken one, and members of the BRI were said to be involved in the attack,’ said a source close to the case.
The BRI, the so-called ‘Research and Intervention Brigade’, is an ‘anti-gang’ squad set up by the French Interior ministry to combat organised crime.
The investigating source confirmed that the two of the policemen have now been charged, while two others were released on Saturday.
Sebastien Schapira, a lawyer for one of the men charged, said his client admitted consensual sex, but ‘firmly denied’ rape.
An investigation is being coordinated by the IGPN – a police designed to deal with crimes committed by police officers.
None of the parties to the case can yet be named for legal reasons.