Former French minister acquitted of charges of raping staff


Georges Tron, a former French junior minster and Member of Parliament, and mayor of a town near Paris, has been acquitted by a trial jury of charges of raping two women employees of his town hall in sexual assaults abetted by his female deputy, after jurors found no evidence that the plaintifs did not consent to the events.

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A former French minister accused of the rape and sexual assault of two women at the town hall where he is mayor was cleared of the charges on Thursday, reports The Guardian.