Toppled French academic admits sexual abuse of stepson

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Olivier Duhamel , the once senior French political scientist and influential president of a Paris club for the social and political elite, has admitted under police questioning that he sexually abused his stepson when the latter was a minor, confirming accusations made earlier this year by his stepdaughter  and which led to his professional downfall.   

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A senior academic and powerbroker at the centre of a paedophile scandal that rocked the French establishment has admitted that he abused his stepson, reports The Times.