The scandal took over the French Parliament this Thursday. It is that a senator was arrested by being accused of having drugged a deputy and then sexually abused her.
Is about Joel Guerriau66 years old, who was under arrest for “administering to a person, without his or her knowledge, a substance that seeks to undermine their discernment or control of their actions in order to commit rape or sexual assault“, as confirmed by the Paris prosecutor’s office.
According to the news agency AFPwhich confirmed initial information that had been issued by the RCM radio station, the alleged events took place in the early hours of this Wednesday and the victim, whose identity has not yet been revealed“filed a complaint.”
Specifically, the deputy maintained that on Wednesday she was at Joël Guerriau’s property and that He started to feel sick after drinking water. of a glass that the senator had offered him.
Then, he left the house and headed straight to a hospital. According to EFEthe analysis confirmed the presence of ecstasy in your body.
After filing the complaint, agents of the Judicial Police headed to the home of Joël Guerriau, who After being interrogated, he was detained.
According to the prosecution, the type of open investigation does not require the lifting of the senator’s parliamentary immunity.
The RMC radio station indicated that searches at the legislator’s house, where investigators found ecstasyand also in his office.
Who is the French senator accused of drugging a representative to abuse her?
A banker by profession and elected senator in 2011, Guerriau serves as secretary of the Upper House and is also vice president of the Foreign Relations, Defense and Armed Forces Commission.
The 66-year-old politician is a member of the center-right group Les Indépendants and represents a department in western France.