Story By: Ernest Bio Bogore, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A French salesman has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl after investigators linked him with the crime when he was arrested for raping a 60-year-old woman.
The 35-year-old suspect, who has not been named but is reportedly from the city of Orleans in France’s Centre-Val de Loire region has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault and that might increase still further after investigators linked him to a spate of crimes in Saran in the north-central department of Loiret.
Local media report he was indicted for rape at knifepoint on 21st February after a 60-year-old woman was raped in the street as she walked home.
The suspect was reportedly arrested holding a knife a few minutes later before being charged and placed under judicial supervision.
Investigators then linked the suspect to two other sexual crimes committed in the area: the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Fleury-Les-Aubrais in the department of Loiret on 11 November 2019 and the sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman in the same commune on 24th January.
He was then additionally charged with raping a girl under the age of 15 and sexual assault.
He is reportedly being held in custody as the investigations continue.
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