- A man who was found to have drugged his wife for years so as to rape her has been jailed.
- The husband was caught trying to film women under their skirts in a store and an investigation has erupted that has identified 45 suspects.
- On informing the police, the wife came to know about the assault.
A 68-year-old man has been jailed in France after police discovered he had drugged his wife for years so she could be raped by strangers, officials said on Wednesday. said.
A total of 45 suspects have been identified in an investigation launched in the southern city of Avignon nearly a year ago after the husband was caught trying to film women under their skirts in a store.
Police Commissioner Jeremy Bose Platier said, “It is rare to have so much evidence in a rape case. Here we have everything in detail, even though the victim, who was unconscious during the rape, does not remember anything.”
“It is also unusual how long they were executed (from 2010 to 2020) and the number of perpetrators,” she said, adding that the husband had filmed all the rapes.
He said the woman, who is in her sixties, came to know about the attacks only after she was alerted by the police.
Videos were found on the husband’s computer with messages posted on casual sex meeting sites inviting people to take advantage of his wife while she was weaned off anti-anxiety drugs.
The age of the accused of rape is between 24 and 71 years.
“He (husband) used to put her on the bed naked and heat the room so that she wouldn’t wake up. Then people would pounce on her and whisper, and if the victim moved they would leave,” said Bose Platier . .
The husband and 32 other men are in custody and nine others are being questioned, he said.