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Two Paris cops charged with raping Canadian tourist

Published on Apr 27, 2014 6:05 PM

PARIS (AFP) - Two elite French police officers were charged on Sunday with raping a Canadian tourist in their Paris headquarters in a case that has sent shockwaves across France.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement sent to AFP that the two officers would "face the full consequences" if they were found guilty.

Four policemen were taken into custody after the 34-year-old woman filed a complaint saying she had been raped in the police headquarters overnight on Tuesday.

Two of the members of the elite BRI unit that fights gang crime were charged overnight, a source close to the investigation said, after the other two were released on Saturday.

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