A man has been charged with allegedly raping an American tourist in a public toilet in the centre of Paris last weekend. The suspect was arrested after the woman escaped and bystanders trapped him in the cubical.
Police have charged a 23-year-old man with rape after an American tourist was allegedly attacked in a public toilet in the centre of Paris last weekend. The reported offense took place in the early house of Sunday morning, right on the bank of the River Seine, in a busy and well-lit area close to Notre Dame Cathedral. The 27-year-old woman was using the toilet facilities close to the Louis-Philippe bridge when the suspect allegedly attacked her. Her partner who had been waiting nearby for her went over to the toilet when she hadn't returned.
According to the Le Parisien paper, he heard cries coming from the toilet cubicle before finding his partner being assaulted. The victim managed to escape and bystanders trapped the suspect in the toilet until police arrived and arrested him.
The woman was treated in a hospital in Paris before giving evidence to French police. She has since returned to the United States with her partner. The suspect, 23, denies the incident and claims he did nothing wrong. He is still in police custody.