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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Irish au-pair in France 'drugged and raped by her employer'

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Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

An Irish au-pair in France was allegedly drugged and raped by her employer.

A man (40) , from a town to the west of Paris, was arrested by police and remanded in custody while investigations are underway.

The 20-year-old au-pair made a complaint to French police and said on the night of the alleged attack her employer gave her a glass of vodka.

After drinking it, she felt dizzy and said she remembers him kissing her before going on to rape her.

She said she was aware but was unable to do anything to try to prevent the attack.

The incident happened on a holiday last summer which she had been brought on to mind the man’s two-year-old son.

The man also faces similar accusations of attacking a friend of his wife in 2009.

The man was brought before a court where evidence was given that police had discovered coca leaves and traces of a plant extract which they suspect were used to drug the women, reports Le Parisien.

His wife also told police that she had separated from the man when she learned he had drugged and raped her best friend previously.

Her friend spoke to the police and alleged that she was also given vodka before being raped by the man.

The alleged attacker denies all charges.

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