Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021
Former Deputy Mayor of Paris Under Investigation in Rape of Minor

PARIS — Nationwide prosecutors opened an investigation Tuesday of Christophe Girard, a former deputy mayor of Paris and supporter of the pedophile author Gabriel Matzneff, for the potential rape of a minor.

Prosecutors initiated their investigation a day after the publication of an article in The New York Occasions, by which Aniss Hmaïd, now 46, stated that Mr. Girard abused him sexually when he was 16 years outdated and coerced him into intercourse about 20 occasions throughout an abusive relationship.

In return, Mr. Girard employed him as home assist and gave him odd jobs on the Yves Saint Laurent design home, the place Mr. Girard was a high govt earlier than getting into politics, Mr. Hmaïd stated.

In an interview with The Occasions, Mr. Girard denied having any sexual relationship with the youthful man.

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