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Newly-appointed female minister in Emmanuel Macron’s new government investigated over rape claims

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A newly appointed feminine minister in French President Emmanuel Macron’s new authorities is underneath investigation for rape. 

 

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, the 46-year-old Secretary of State for Growth, is the topic of two complaints from a lady who can’t be named for authorized causes.

 

A supply on the Paris public prosecutor’s workplace on Wednesday informed the Marianne information outlet that the most recent case associated to Ms. Zacharopoulou’s time as a gynaecologist.

 

‘An enquiry has been opened into two alleged acts of rape which have been allegedly dedicated within the suspect’s medical duties,’ mentioned the supply.

 

The primary grievance was filed on Could 25, and the investigation was opened two days later ‘to find out whether or not the info are more likely to fall throughout the scope of criminality’. The second grievance was filed on June 16.

 

Analyzing magistrates at the moment are engaged on the enquiry with a specialist police brigade, which means Ms. Zacharopoulou has already been interviewed at size.

 

Ms. Zacharopoulou, a Greece-born former MEP, joined the French authorities on Could 20 – earlier than final Sunday’s disastrous election outcomes, which noticed Mr. Macron lose his parliamentary majority.

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