Will the 13th arrondissement be the only one to experience this horrific event? “No”, assured the police source. “There are an average of one hundred rapes per month in Paris. It is a big city, with many inhabitants and many transits. At the beginning of the year, there were many rapes in the north of the capital. On the side of Stalingrad, with crack, almost daily. Ditto on the 18th, where the facts are many. But we cannot say that there is an obvious improvement on the 13th. New cases are announced, because there are arrests. This, I think, is the explanation”he told us.
As proof, two days before the rape on Avenue Pierre Mendès France, another victim alerted the police to another fact, in the 7th arrondissement this time. The event took place in the evening from Thursday to Friday. “The young woman was born in the Philippines and lives in Canada. He lives in a youth hostel in Parisdetails of the police source. He told investigators he met a man in Champ-de-Mars on Thursday night. The latter would have offered to go to a party but instead, around 2 a.m., he isolated her on the Champ-de-Mars and raped her before stealing her money and running away.
The victim took a shower after the incident before going to the police station to file a complaint. “He gave the police the clothes he was wearing when he was raped. He filed a complaint and gave a report: individual African type, athletic build, 1.90m, apparent age 20, scar on his arm”, said the source. The 19-year-old suspect was arrested last Friday at 11:30 pm in the 15th arrondissement and was taken into police custody for “rape”. “He was charged on Monday for the rape case and placed in pre-trial detention”informed the Paris prosecutor’s office.