Saturday, September 08, 2007
Riot police on trial for gang raping prostitutes
Seven French riot police went on trial on Friday for gang raping local prostitutes over a two year period.
The rapes were reported in 2003.
They targeted women who had immigration problems, and promised to turn a blind eye to their situations, in exchange for favours.
In an anonymous interview Friday with Europe 1 radio, one of the accused said he and his colleagues saw their dealings with the prostitutes as a "joke", and that their behaviour was tolerated in police ranks.
I wonder what the outcome will be.