Keyword: rape

Call for boycott of French film awards presided by Roman Polanski

Feminist groups have called for a boycott of the annual César awards ceremony in February over what one said was the 'shameful' decision to honour filmmaker Roman Polanski, 83, who is wanted in the US on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles in 1977.

DNA traces help French police find notorious 'serial rapist'

Suspect held over 'rapes, attempted rapes and sexual assaults' on 34 women aged from 27 to 72 in forest near Paris from 1995 to 2001.

Paris police undergo DNA tests in investigation into rape of Canadian woman

The tourist accused officers from an elite police unit of raping her in premises of what was long the equivalent of London’s Scotland Yard.

Row after convicted French sex offender becomes headteacher and 'rapes' pupils

Probe into how man with a conviction for posessing child pornography became headteacher of a school where he tricked two pupils into sex acts.

Australian 'guru' jailed in France for repeated rape of teenage girls

The 43-year-old computer programmer was given 19 years in jail after forcing four female minors to live as naked 'slaves' at his Riviera home.

France promises to fight anti-Semitism after attack

Interior minister told rally held to protest against attack on Jewish couple that combating anti-Semetic acts would be a 'national cause'.

President Hollande condemns anti-Semitic rape and burglary

The French head of state has described the brutal attack on a woman aged 19 and her boyfriend, 21, near Paris as 'unbearable'.

Woman raped and home burgled in 'anti-Semitic' attack in France

Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said young couple assaulted in middle of day at their home near Paris were clearly victims of anti-Semitism.

DNA tests fail to solve French school rape case

No DNA from 539 male pupils and staff matched genetic material on the clothing of a teenage girl who said she was raped in a dark bathroom.

French tennis coach in court over alleged rapes

The 48-year-old is said to have sexually assaulted a girl who was 12 when the first alleged incidents took place and assaulted two girls aged 17.

Paris police officers placed under investigation for raping Canadian tourist

Two of four detectives arrested for gang rape were placed under investigation by a judge for allegedly raping the 34 year-old last week.

Paris police officers arrested over gang-rape allegation by Canadian tourist

A 34-year-old woman from Toronto who said her father was a Canadian policeman said she was gang-raped by four elite French police officers.

French school rape case: only one student refuses DNA testing

Police investigating rape at lycée in La Rochelle say the student, aged over 18, declined to give sample for personal reasons.

French school to test DNA of male pupils and teachers to find rapist

In a controversial move more than 500 male staff and pupils face genetic testing at Catholic school in La Rochelle after a 16-year-old girl was raped.

French mother stands trial over prison rape of 4 year-old son

Sabrina Bonner, 25, allegedly helped her schizophrenic boyfriend rape her four-year-old son during a prison visit