A French senator is being investigated over allegations he drugged an MP with the intention of sexually abusing her.
Joel Guerriau is a member of the conservative Horizons occasion, which is a part of President Emmanuel Macron‘s ruling coalition authorities.
The 66-year-old has been accused of drugging Sandrine Josso, 48, who’s from the centrist Modem occasion.
Mr Guerriau’s lawyer, Remi-Pierre Drai, instructed Reuters information company he was underneath investigation for administering “a substance liable to alter her discernment or control over her actions, in order to commit rape or sexual aggression”.
He can be being investigated “for possession and use of substances classified as drugs”.
The senator has denied the accusations.
Ms Josso’s lawyer, Julia Minkowski, stated she had felt unwell after consuming a glass of champagne at Mr Guerriau’s flat.
She claimed she had seen him dealing with a small plastic bag with a white substance.
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It just isn’t clear why Ms Josso, whose occasion can be a part of the federal government, was on the flat.
Both politicians are from France‘s western Loire-Atlantique district.
Mr Guerriau has been positioned underneath judicial management whereas the Paris prosecutor’s workplace carries out its investigation.
He is barred from contacting Ms Josso or any witnesses.
He has additionally been suspended from his Horizons occasion.